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15 FEV. | Metropolitan Museum

Museum of the Oriente Avenida Brasilia, Alcântara Dock (North) – Lisbon
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

The young musicians who make up the Piccola Metropolitan Orchestra, the Small Soloists and the Soloists of the Metropolitan will perform on the stage of the Museum of the Orient for two concerts aimed at audiences of all ages, on 9 and 15 February.
The entrance is free.

The Soloists of the Metropolitan chose to bring the “Ares de España” to the Museum of the Orient, on February 15, Friday, at 6 pm, combining the soprano voice and a piano with the charisma of Spanish music, anticipating energetic rhythms and melodies.

Isolated from the gipsy musical tradition and from the Renaissance vilancias from which it originates, such sonority has served as a nationalist purpose since the nineteenth century, sometimes epic or nostalgic, but also fueled a taste for exoticism that for many decades fascinated Europe, in particular, France and Russia.

The program traverses emblematic vocal pieces from the catalogues of Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla, beyond the sonorities reminiscent of idealized old music, in four love songs by Joaquín Rodrigo, and an exquisite vocal exercise by Frenchman Maurice Ravel. At the piano, solo, the famous Tango composed in 1890 by Isaac Albéniz, in dialogue with a tribute that was addressed to this composer by the Russian Rodion Shchedrin, in 1961. In the middle, and in the way of entreatos, it surprises the timbre unmistakable trumpet, with two works by Eugène Bozza, an inescapable reference of the repertoire for wind instruments in the last century.

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