September will be a magnificent month in Santiago. While the nights and shadows grow ever longer, the city adds a soundtrack to the days to make the most of the last hours of summer. The calendar presents a combination of the first Rock in Way festival -a new pilgrimage “destination” at the end of the Way of St. James, in this case a musical one: two days of pop-rock featuring The Offspring, The Specials, The Toy Dolls, Rinôçérôse or Siniestro Total- and the traditional Lied Concerts, now in their twelfth year. Another pleasant and long-awaited event is the beginning of the Auditorio de Galicia’s regular season, which the Real Filharmonía de Galicia orchestra will begin with a "Barbiere di Siviglia" that promises to be memorable. And the 800th anniversary of the Cathedral’s consecration features an international festival called “Músicas a Itinerancia,” devoted to the Galician troubadours that travelled all over Europe.
If we add theatre premieres, In Flames and Mr. Big's concerts in the Sala Capitol, the City of Culture’s numerous initiatives and the opportunity of enjoying the last days of summer sunshine and cool evenings in Compostela’s appealing pavement cafés, then Santiago and September become the summer’s final and definitive pleasure.