Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Art Night Dinners - IRA MAROM

Saturday 22 April, 20:00 h, in our series of “Art Night Dinners”
Come and meet artist IRA MAROM who will present his technique of printing images on sand...
Followed by our usual lively dinner.

Tickets 10 € (members 8€) Children free
Dinner menu (please reserve!) 10€

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Exhibition: In Memoriam


An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artists working in S’Arraco and Pto de Andratx between 1920 and 1990.

Picture of an old woman, by Gene Holbrook

Vernissage: Friday 14 Abril, at 7 pm

The exhibition runs until 30 Abril 2006.

Opening hours: Sat-Sun: 11:00 – 14:00 h

Thurs-Fri: 19:00-22:00 h

Or by appointment.

The Hidden Treasures Puerto de Andratx and S’Arraco

More than sixty years ago the first artists came to the remote, quiet village of S’Arraco. It was the unspoiled, meditative beauty of its surroundings which attracted them.

Almost entirely neglected by the tourist industry, the area — with its rust and yellow soil and the myriad greens of its vegetation — offers a harmonious and striking pallette of colors.

The Mediterranean light, changing from harsh winter clarity to the milky radiating haze in the broiling summer sun, presented a continual challenge to the artist’s perception.

It was perhaps for these reasons that several painters finally settled in the area, at least for a while, and some forever. This exhibition is a witness to the enduring attraction the area held and still holds for these artists, who made S’Arraco and its outlying areas their refuge.

The artistic settlers made friends, of course, with their Mallorcan neighbours, and out of these stimulating encounters came much inspiration on both sides. Particularly in the Port d’Andratx, several of the fishermen took up a paintbrush in their spare time, and began to capture the life of their village in paintings that sing out to us of a time gone by, vibrant with the characters, the colours and the passion of those times. Scenes of daily life, memories of Cuba, monsters of the deep, portraits of loved ones: vivid testimony to a time that is past.

At the show at Sa Taronja paintings of Academy-trained artists will hang side by side with the naif . For years, it has been impossible to see these treasures, buried away in private homes – and it has not been easy to prise them away from their owners. This show presents a unique opportunity to see some of these paintings for the first – and perhaps the last – time.

Concert: German Symphonic Orchestra of Berlin

For lovers of classical music, we have prepared a treat: six concerts of chamber-music by the gifted members of the German Symphonic Orchestra of Berlin and their friends. To hear great music in delightful surroundings, after dinner with friends…. What better way to spend a spring or summer evening! Join us at Sa Taronja to celebrate this wonderful event.

This series has been made possible through the support of: Air Berlín, Profi Konzept Inmobiliaria, Auto Gerd Autovermittlung, Ayuntamiento de Andratx, La Escuela de Música de Andratx, Restaurante Xaloc of San Telmo, Vinos Santa Catarina, and EstudiD4.

The first concert: Saturday, April 8th

Reception (join us for wine and tapas): 8 pm

Concert : 9 pm

Tickets: 18 euros, presales or members, 15 euros. Special discounts for acredited music students and professional musicians.

You can reserve by email. Details of program : see Spanish version.


In collaboration with the Andratx School of Music, the visiting members of the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin have agreed to give a Master Class for advanced students. Each month that the orchestra is with us, one or two different instruments will be offered. April: Voice, Flute; May: Piano, Guitar; July: Clarinet, Violin. The instruments for August, October and November to be confirmed.

For details, contact the Andratx Music School (971 235887) or Sa Taronja.

April News

Come and visit us at our stand at the Andratx Agricultural Fair (1-2 April) and pick up information about the activities this month.

Apart from our regular programme such as the Jazz Club (6th and 20th) there some special events:

Saturday evening, April 8th, we present the first of a series of chamber music concerts brought to us by the members and friends of the DSO (Berlin Symphony Orchestra). This is the beginning of a six month cycle, exclusive to Sa Taronja. The full program is available now, and you can reserve in advance to ensure your place at each of the concerts, which will take place in Sa Taronja’s romantic setting.

On Friday April 14th will be the Vernissage of an exhibition dedicated to the artists active in the Pto Andratx-S’Arracó area between 1920 – 1980 … all now disappeared. These include international artists who were attracted to the area in the days when it was an unspoiled, tranquil place. Drawn by the quality of the light and the opportunity for a simple life, many artists came to the area and some stayed for many years… and are now buried here. Local fishermen in the Port of Andratx also began to paint in the middle of the last century, and their vivid scenes of life at sea or in the port, enliven this show. The show will run until April 30 and will include painting, sculpture and video. An extraordinary chance to see work normally hidden away in private homes, rare images of world which has passed away.

On Easter Saturday our German friends will be delighted to know that well-known cabaret artist Martin Buchholz is perfoming his show “Freiheit für Angela” in the Sa Taronja theatre. Advance bookings available.

As you can see, things are moving at Sa Taronja! Come by and see us on a sunny Saturday or Sunday morning (11-14:00) and enjoy a coffee, a drink, and a conversation…in April, our members bar will be able to offer you excellent coffee, at last!

Sa Taronja is a growing cultural association, and needs your support! Become a member! We are also looking for all kinds of material and technical help. We are particularly looking for volunteers to help gallery-sit dring the forthcomming exhibition, and another team of volunteers to help our once a month at the classical concerts – in return for a free ticket, of course.

Weekly Schedule Update, April


Mondays at 7p.m.: Creative movement class

Tuesdays at 7p.m.: Supper-Bridge Club:

new members welcome!

Wednesdays 7:30p.m. : Belly Dance class

Fridays: Mothers&Babies club, 10:00-1:00

Saturday: Conversation club to practise Eng. or Spanish – please call to reserve your place

April Agenda

Thursday April 6:

JAZZ CLUB: Geoff Frosell Trio:

Geoff Frosell - trombone; Marcos Collado – guitar; Wojtek Sobolewski – bass. 9 p.m. Entrance: 7€ (Members 5€).

Saturday 8 : First concert in our series SERENATA BERLIN: Chamber music by the members of the DSO (German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin), with a programme of Mozart and Beethoven. 18€ (Advance sales and members: 15€)

Friday 14: “IN MEMORIAM” VERNISSAGE of an exhibition of paintings and sulptures by artists resident in Puerto and S’Arracó, 1920-1980. (Until April 30). Sat and Sun 11:00 – 14:00; Thursday/Friday, 19-22:00h – or by appointment

Saturday 15:: “Freiheit für Angela” Well-known Berlin satirist MARTIN BUCHHOLZ takes the stage at Sa Taronja (in German). 21:00 h. Dinner menu available.

Thursday 20: JAZZ CLUB: Christa Elmer & Amigos. Christa Elmer - vocals; Perico Linale - piano ; Jan Kobrzinowski - bass. 21:00 h Entrance: 7€ (Members 5€).

Saturday 22: The Art-Night Dinner – we present IRA MAROM, conceptual artist who prints images on sand. 20:00 h. Entrance: 10€ (Members 8€), Children free. Join us afterwards for a comunal and multilingual meal (10€).

Sunday 23:
Excursion: An excursion (to be announced) in the Andratx area Time: meet at Sa Taronja at 9.30 a.m.

The excursion takes approx. 3 hours. (call for details)