Free admission, subject to availability (500 seats) and with mandatory ticket picked up at São Roque Museum, on the day of the show between 10am and 9pm (2 tickets per person, only)
Largo Trindade Coelho
Metro: Baixa/Chiado (Green or Blue Line)
At this Christmas Adagio which focuses on Baroque music and the ideas of tranquillity, reflection and joy characteristic of the age, you’ll be taken on a journey through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
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 Silva which, despite being composed this century, are something of a counter-current to what is being produced today.
The setting for this concert, the Igreja de São Roque (Church of St. Roch), is situated in an area which was originally occupied by a small Hermitage built when Lisbon was in the throes of the Great Plague in 1506. This Hermitage was dedicated to Saint Roch who was invoked for protection against the Plague. In 1553, the Hermitage was granted to the Society of Jesus, which built the Casa Professa and the Igreja de São Roque (headquarters of the Order in Portugal) inside of which a side chapel was reserved for the cult of Saint Roch.
Sinfonia in G Major, Tomaso Albinoni
Air in D Major, BWV 1068, Johann Sebastian Bach
One of These Days, You’ll Find What You Are Searching For/Um dia encontrarás o que Procuras, Pedro Teixeira da Silva
Canon in D Major, Johann Pachelbel
String Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Felix Mendelssohn
Adagio, Tomaso Albinoni
Sinfonia in G Major for Strings & b.c. RV 146, Antonio Vivaldi
Deneb, Pedro Teixeira da Silva
Pedro Teixeira da Silva, Artistic Director
Gonçalo Lourenço, Conductor (Guest)
Ana Pereira (concertino); Josefina Alcaide; Rui Cristão; António Veiga Lopes, First Violins
Ana Elisa; Marjolein de Sterke; Raquel Cravino, Second Violins
Teresa Beatriz Abreu; Joana Cipriano, Violas
Nuno Abreu; Valter Freitas, Cellos
João Panta Nunes, Double Bass