July 10, 2024

Gustavo Dudamel Awarded "Friend of Barcelona" Title

On Wednesday, July 10, at 4:30 PM, in the Saló de Cent of the Barcelona City Hall, the Mayor of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni, presided over the ceremony for awarding the title "Friend of Barcelona" to conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

The Municipal Plenary Council approved granting this distinction to Dudamel on June 28 for his advocacy of values such as equality and the fight against poverty, his musical excellence, and his connection to the city of Barcelona.

The event featured speeches by the honoree, Gustavo Dudamel, the director of the Palau de la Música, Joan Oller, and the artistic director of the Liceu, Víctor García de Gomar, as well as a musical performance by the Vozes musical association.

The ceremony can be viewed HERE.