Maestro Francisco Grau Vergara, the first and only musician to be elevated to the rank of General in the history of the Spanish Army, will be honoured for his career in a concert on Saturday at 21.30 in the New International Auditorium and Conservatory of Music Torrevieja.
The four bands that will be taking part are the musical unions Torrevieja, Almoradi, San Miguel and Bigastro, the latter being the town where Grau Vegara was born.
Note that, apart from his ties with Bigastro, Grau Vegara also has close ties to Torrevieja and its Habaneras Music Contest for which he is is president of the jury.
In all there will be 300 musicians taking part in this special concert. Tickets are 3 Euros each and can be purchased from Servicam and the Teatro Municipal in Torrevieja. Proceeds will go to APANEE (Association of Parents of Students with Special Educational Needs), Caritas and the Association for the Fight Against Cancer.
In case you were wondering, the new building is next to San Jaime hospital off the N-332.