|On July26, 2017, the opening ceremony was held of the King Juan Carlos University Summer Courses on the Aranjuez campus.
Cecilia Rodrigo gave the inaugural lecture, entitled “Joaquín Rodrigo, above and beyond Concierto de Aranjuez”. Afterwards there was a performance of Rodrigo’s works by the student Orchestra of the King Juan Carlos University.
The event took place at the Royal Theater Carlos III in Aranjuez.
|The cycle of summer courses sponsored by National Heritage and the Complutense Foundation on the Royal Sites of Spain begins in Aranjuez, where the Spanish kings enjoyed the months of spring in the valley that lies between the Tajo and the Jarama rivers.
The closing conference will be dedicated to the figure of Maestro Rodrigo, who, with his Concierto de Aranjuez (1939), has contributed more than anyone to making the Royal Site famous worldwide. A biographical portrait will be presented by Cecilia Rodrigo, Marquesa de los jardines de Aranjuez and President of the Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo Foundation, under the title “Joaquín Rodrigo, above and beyond Concierto de Aranjuez”.