Social Events


Welcome Reception

Organ Concert

Gala Dinner


08/09 • Welcome Reception at the Universidad de Sevilla • 20.00h

Sunday 8 September
Hour: 20.00
Calle San Fernando, nº 4
Included in the registration fee

  • Rectory courtyard
  • Rectory Main Gate
  • Rectory courtyard and orange trees

Located next door to Hotel Alfonso XIII and the Puerta Jerez, the Real Fabrica de Tabacos is now the main building for the University of Sevilla. Built over 50 years in the 18th century, the original purpose was the production of tobacco products from the New World, and was made famous by the Bizet's operaCarmen. At one time this was the largest industrial building in all of Europe, complete with moats, a chapel, jailhouse and several courtyards and fountains.



11/09 • Organ Concert by Father Ayarra • 21.00h

Wednesday 11 September
Hour: 21.00
Cathedral of Sevilla
Included in the registration fee

  • Cathedral sorroundings
  • Father Ayarra and the Cathedral Organ
  • Day view of the Cathedral

Canon and tenured Organist of the Cathedral of Sevilla and of the monumental Grenzing organ at the Focus-Abengoa Foundation’s Hospital de los Venerables; Professor of Organ at the Higher Conservatory of Sevilla; full academic member of the Saint Isabel of Hungary Royal Academy; President of the National Association of the Spanish Organ; two-time winner of the First Prize in Music Research awarded by the Regional Government of Andalusia (1989 and 1993); and “Andalucía” Music Award from the Regional Government of Andalusia in 1990.
As a concert organist, he has given recitals in the Cathedrals of Notre-Dame of Paris, St Paul’s in London, St Stephen’s in Vienna, St Gudula’s in Brussels, Chartres, Dijon, Cologne, Aachen, Edinburgh, Mexico, Morelia, Baltimore, Chicago, New Orleans, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the majority of Cathedrals in Spain.
He has also held recitals in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome; the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, also in Rome; and the basilica of Guadalupe, in Mexico. He has performed in the chapels of the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Focus-Abengoa Foundation in Sevilla, in the concert halls of the National Auditorium of Madrid, the Palace of Valencia, Glinka Hall in St Petersburg, the National Conservatory of Moscow, the San Fernando Royal Academy, the Juan March Foundation of Madrid and the Universities of California, Wyoming, Maryland, Alberta, Tokyo, Glasgow and Coimbra, in an endless list that surpasses 1,000 organ concerts in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

a cargo de José Enrique AYARRA JARNE,
Canónigo-Organista titular de la Catedral de Sevilla




12/09 • Gala Dinner at Pabellón de la Navegación • 21.00h

Thursday 12 September
Hour: 21.00
Camino de los Descubrimientos , nº 2
Not included in the registration fee.
Price per person: 65 €

  • Inside view of the pabillion
  • View from the river
  • Day view of the Pabillion

The Navigation Pavilion is located on the Isla de la Cartuja on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, in an exceptional enclave, whose proximity to the Cartuja Technology Park, the historic old city and the popular neighborhood of Triana. 
In the new trends in cultural management, self-managed centers, that perform events of cultural and social interest in their facilities, without breaking with its image, are increasingly valued. This activities serve to enrich and develop themselves as a cultural institution
Navigation Pavilion presents itself as a space formed by different areas integrated in the building such as: the permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition hall, library and viewing tower.