Casa América Catalunya and the Conservatori Liceu Foundation present “Correspondences: The Letters of the Boom”, a very special event that immerses us in the intimate conservation among the writers of the so-called Latin American Boom: Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa, offering a unique perspective on the personal and collective relationships of these literary masters, as well as on the literature and historical context of Latin America in the 1960s and 70s. Additionally, it provides a glimpse into a pioneering Barcelona in the publishing world, fundamental in the consolidation of the Latin American Boom.
The reading will be accompanied by live music performed by the students of the Conservatori Liceu, with a musical repertoire specially designed for the occasion. Live music will serve as the perfect backdrop while actors bring the letters to life, and an enriching dialogue unfolds between academic Anna aballé, journalist Xavi Ayén, actors Martín Brassesco, Eloi Benet, Sergio Alessandria and Joaquín Daniel.
The event will conclude the five seasons of the Correspondence cycle, organized by Casa América Catalunya and the Conservatorio Liceu Foundation since 2010, highlighting a series of joint initiatives carried out over the last two decades. The final session of the Correspondence cycle is a clear testament of this collaboration, where the fusion of literature and music represents the culmination of two decades of joint work, emphasizing the transformative power that emerges when two committed entities come together to promote culture and the arts.
This event is part of the Collaboration Program with Ibero-America initiated in 2001 by the Conservatorio Liceu Foundation. It involves academic and artistic activities in nine countries of the region (Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil), including the exchange of teachers and students, as well as the development of joint artistic activities.
The texts of the letters of this event can be presented thanks to the kind permission of Mario Vargas Llosa and the heirs of Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes, organized with the collaboration of the Alfaguara publishing house and the Carmen Balcells Literary Agency.