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Altice Arena

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30 Sep - 2018

7pm

Altice Arena

How to get there?

30 Sep - 2018

7pm

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

5€ (to be assigned to three associations that work in Parque das Nações parish)

tickets for sale at blueticket.pt

how to get there
subway: Oriente (red line);
bus: 26b, 705, 708, 725, 728, 744, 759, 782;
train: Oriente (Norte, Sintra and Azambuja lines);

We now know that the impact of Expo’98 also reached as far as mentalities, triggering a period of profound changes which can still be felt today. The turn of the 20th century also heralded civilisational transformations, scientific and technological developments and the emergence of new political paradigms and ideologies. Therefore, for this concert, the Orquestra Metropolitana is taking on two musical works which testify to this confrontation with new realities: we cross the ocean to dive into the enthusiasm of From the New World, Antonín Dvořák’s most well-known composition and, thinking of the future (as well as the past), we’ll be resurrecting the drunken spirit of Rhapsody in Blue, where George Gershwin blended classical tradition with the expressive urgency of Jazz.

George Gershwin (1898-1937) – Rhapsody in Blue (1924)
(14 minutes)

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) – Nº9 Symphony (1892-93)
(44 minutes)

I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Largo
III. Molto vivace
IV. Allegro con fuoco

Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa
The Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa first performed in 1992. Since then its musicians have kept up a high level of activity with consistent quality and versatility, embracing different genres, winning new audiences and upholding the innovative character of the “AMEC/Metropolitana” project, which it is the most visible face of. Paulo Amaral has been the orchestra’s Artistic Director since 2013 and in 2018 became its Principal Conductor.

Pedro Amaral
Pedro Amaral is a Lisbon native who studied composition, as a private student, under Fernando Lopes-Graça. He attended the Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa before completing his course in composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa under Christopher Bochmann’s stewardship. He has also studied under Emmanuel Nunes, Peter Eötvös and Emílio Pomarico and was assistant to Karl-Heinz Stockhausen on various projects. He has written several works, including Transmutations, Script and the opera O Sonho, and regularly works with the Orquestra Gulbenkian, OrquestrUtopica, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa and Ensemble InterContemporain, amongst others.

Mário Laginha
With a career spanning more than three decades, Mário Laginha is normally associated with the world of jazz. But the musical universe that he’s constructed with other musicians and composers, such as Maria João and Pedro Burmester, is a tribute to the songs which have always touched him; starting, naturally, with jazz but also including Brazilian, Indian and African sounds, pop and rock, without forgetting the classical foundations that dominated his academic training.