Bankia, CajaGranada Fundación and the Granada City Council have signed an agreement to sponsor two concerts by the ‘Orquesta Ciudad de Granada’ (OCG).
The agreement has been signed between the mayor of Granada and the president of the ‘Granada for Music’ consortium managed by the City of Granada Orchestra, Luis Miguel Salvador; the president of the CajaGranada Fundación, María Elena Martín-Vivaldi, and the corporate director of the Bankia Territorial in Andalusia, Joaquín Holgado. In addition, the manager of the OCG, Roberto Ugarte; the Coordinator of Communication and External Relations of Bankia in Andalusia, José Antonio González; and the director of CajaGranada Fundación, Fernando Bueno.
The president of CajaGranada Fundación has underlined “the importance of culture at this time is capital for society and, in this sense, strategic alliances such as the one maintained by Bankia and CajaGranada Fundación, which today is demonstrated with this agreement, are fundamental in order to offer the best cultural programming to citizens. “
The corporate director of the Bankia Territorial in Andalusia has indicated that “Bankia is proud to be able to support and promote music in general and the artistic and professional quality of the ‘Orquesta Ciudad de Granada’ in particular, especially in an environment as complex as it is derived from the Covid-19 crisis and that the world of culture is suffering so much “.
On the other hand, the Mayor of Granada has appreciated the effort of the Granada City Council to “redouble the initiatives aimed at keeping the flame of safe culture fully alive” for which he has announced his commitment to “seek excellence in cultural programming” and for extending it through the use of new technologies.
For the mayor, the candidacy of Granada day by day is based “with facts”, among which he has mentioned, “that we have been the first city in Europe to hold cultural events of the significance of the International Festival of Music and Dance, with 20,000 viewers; the International Guitar Festival; or the heir to the Festival del Cante Jondo, Milnoff; Gravite or the Nights of the Generalife ”.
Luis Miguel Salvador has assured that “the new impulse given to the City of Granada Orchestra supposes the strengthening of the aspirations of Granada to become the European Capital of Culture by 2031”.
Bankia has highlighted that the agreement also includes the celebration of a family concert for the benefit of children in needy families that will take place later.