The Lisboa na Rua festival is back to celebrate the summer and the return from holidays in the city’s squares, streets and parks with music, theatre, dance, film and many other cultural offerings.
With the open air and the discovery of Lisbon as themes, we’ll be setting off once again with the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra to Vale do Silêncio, in Olivais. This year’s concert (Music in the Cinema) features a repertoire chosen by the public, which revisits some of the seventh art’s most iconic soundtracks.
In some of the city’s other parks jazz will reign supreme, with a set of concerts specially dedicated to Hot Clube de Portugal, which is celebrating its 70th birthday. At the Jardim do Palácio Pimenta films will transport us into the world of sport, while Lisbon’s reservoirs (Mãe d’Água and Patriarcal) will host the Lisboa Soa sound art festival.
With last year’s event including a concert with crickets, this year you can hear what emerges from the manipulation of water. Fado will be returning once again, but this time in the Praça do Município. Paulo Bragança, Teresinha Landeiro, Sara Correia and Kátia Guerreiro will be joining us for another edition of Sou do Fado.
And as this Lisbon festival is aware of what’s going on in the wider world, we’ll also be featuring Moving People, a project by Brazilian Christiane Jatahy which discusses memories, encounters and migrants.
On the subject of memories, we’ve put together a series of guided tours and tertulias that will lead us around the streets and places which have marked the Alvalade neighbourhood.
Things will come to an end on 30th September with a concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of Expo‘98 by the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa and Mário Laginha at Altice Arena.