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Out Jazz

Somersby Out Jazz has become synonymous with summer in the city, filling the parks with music and fun every Sunday. In June, the Jardim do Campo Grande will be hosting this free open-air music festival. Aware of the importance of preserving the environment, in this our 13th edition, we’ll be once again joining the Movimento […]

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Quartetos Extraordinários

A string quartet, a marimba quartet and a saxophone quartet will be playing in three concerts some of the most important pieces for these instrumental groups, as well as more modern music by portuguese composers, including some world premieres. June 21st Quarteto de Saxofones (Álvaro Collao, Rodrigo Vila, Henrique Portovedo, Pedro Bittencourt) June 22nd Drumming […]

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Com’Paço – XII Festival de Bandas de Lisboa

Participating Bands: Banda Musical e Artística da Charneca (Lisbon) Banda de Música de Cête (Paredes) Banda de Música de Santiago de Riba-Ul (Oliveira de Azeméis) Filarmónica do Crato (Crato) Sociedade Filarmónica Progresso Matos Galamba (Alcácer do Sal) Sociedade de Instrução Coruchense (Coruche)   22 June Jardim do Arco do Cego 17:30 Sociedade Instrução Coruchense Musical […]

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Ana Moura and Sopa de Pedra

  Ana Moura Ana Moura possesses a voice that wanders freely through tradition, while still flirting elegantly with pop music. But what distinguishes her is not just a low and sensual timbre; she’s able to turn any melody instantly into fado. It’s an immediate fuse, an emotional explosion set off with no regard for the […]

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António & Variações

If his passage through the world hadn’t been as fleeting as an incandescent star, António Variações would be 75 this year. Given his intense way of being, it’s impossible to imagine how far he might have gone. A unique figure in Portuguese music and a profoundly original artist who managed to create a perfect synthesis […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Coro Juvenil e Orquestra Juvenil de Cordas da AMAC

Gloria is the best-known sacred work by Antonio Vivaldi, the “Red Priest” who was one of the most important composers of the Baroque period. Written around 1715 for the Ospedale della Pietá in Venice (an institution that took in orphans and provided them with a first-class musical education), it uses the traditional words of Gloria […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Fados de Natal

We’ll be starting off with a guided tour of the museum to get to know a little more about the life of Saint Anthony. Then music will be providing the entertainment with Silvana Peres.

Christmas in Lisbon
Opus 28: Uma mesa de Natal

At this concert with commentary, we’ll be remembering the traditions most savored at this time of year, from the decorations evoked by Decks the Halls to Christmas Dinner with Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.  

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Coro Infanto-Juvenil e Orquestra Académica da Universidade de Lisboa

Two of these pieces consist of what were originally unrelated compositions that merged into one: in A Ceremony of Carols Op.28 the Harp solo plays an important role in merging together the different parts; in Carol Symphony it’s possible to make out five well-known Christmas brought together in a symphonic melody. Moving from the UK […]

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Begoña Olavide & Javier Bergia

The music at the Ismaili Centre will evoke the Al-Andalus, where Muslims, Jews and Christians coexisted during the Middle Ages. Following traces left by these cultures, some of their songs have survived to the present day through oral tradition and will be performed using new arrangements and with a new concept. La Huella de Al-Andalus […]

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Camerata Atlântica

It will feature Händel’s masterpiece Messias (considered the most famous Oratorio of all) with two arias for soprano; the arias of Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata BWV120; the mastery of Vivaldi and Torelli and Pachelbel’s well-known piece Canon in D Major (considered something of a pop music godfather) along with Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor. The […]

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Orquestra Clássica Metropolitana

Everything begins and ends with music brimming with fantasy and bravery: in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, we remember the difficult trials that Prince Tamino has to overcome in order to rescue his beloved in a supernatural tale; in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, we face the Mouse King’s army and afterwards we join Clara on a travel […]

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Filomúsica Ensemble

From Natal de Elvas, O Tannenbaum and Adeste Fideles to Schubert’s Ave Maria, there’ll be no shortage of well-known songs to hum along to, which reflect the essence of this group of soloists and instrumentalists from the Teatro Nacional São Carlos. The concert will take place at the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Amparo (Church […]

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Orquestra Jovem de Cordas do Conservatório Nacional e ComPasso

This could have been a dated concert, were it not for the works of Brazilian Ernani Aguiar and Englishman John Francis Wade, a name which few associate with Adeste Fideles (“O Come, All Ye Faithful”), but who is in fact responsible for the carol reaching the present day in form we know it. In addition […]

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Gospel Collective

We’ll be saying farewell to this year’s Natal em Lisboa with the Gospel Collective and a concert which will mix traditional black spiritual music with more urban beats and afro-gospel. In an atmosphere of contemplation and adoration, we’ll be kicking things off with All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. And there’ll be no shortage […]

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Coro das Nações

At this time of get-togethers, the Coro do Parque das Nações will greet those who arrive and say farewell to those who leave, with a wide-ranging repertoire where more traditional and well-known songs share a stage with other, lesser-known, pieces: a place for all worlds and languages. From classical Mozart to Black Spiritual music, passing […]

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Orquestra Orbis

The violin and the string orchestras will present us with a new stylistic approach, without recourse to vocals and other more traditional instruments of the period, such as the lute. So, there’ll be no lack of works by masters like Vivaldi, Bach, and Albinoni, but there’ll also be space for pieces by Pedro Teixeira da […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Fados de Natal – Brincar aos fados

We get things underway with a guided tour of the museum, followed by a musical performance called “Playing with Fado”. This is a project aimed primarily at children (but captivating for all the family), which seeks to disprove the widely-held belief that Fado is a sad, melancholy and grey music by showing that Fado is […]

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Uma História Musical do Natal

With voice and quartet, in commented concert format, we bring you some of the most famous songs that make up the image of this festive season. Listeners are driven by the History of Christmas Music over the centuries, through well-known melodies (Adeste Fideles, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells …) and a narrative line specially […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Coro Sinfónico e Coro Infantil Lisboa Cantat

Despite renditions of Messiah being almost as much of a Christmas tradition as eggnog in Anglophone countries, curiously it was actually written to be performed at Easter; only the first third talks about the birth of Christ, the second and third parts focus on his death and resurrection. When G.F. Handel first performed the work […]