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17th Festival Terras Sem Sombra with a unique concert of Czech Baroque music in Beja

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The Festival Terras sem Sombra presents a unique concert in Portugal by the chamber orchestra Musica Florea in Beja, at the Teatro Pax Julia (August 7th, 8 pm, free admission upon reservation), which performs a remarkable program of Czech baroque music. The festival’s proposals for the weekend, organized in partnership with the Municipality of Beja, also include an overview of the city’s history from the castle, the city’s most outstanding monument (7th August, 3pm), whose profile marks the urban silhouette, and an action to raise awareness to safeguard the artisanal production of lime, in the parish of Trigaches (8th August, 9:30 am).

On 7 August, the Municipal Theater Pax Julia, in Beja, receives the Czech chamber orchestra Musica Florea and the soprano Anna Hlavenková, under the musical direction of Marek Štrynclum. “God, Fatherland, King: The Music of the Baroque Era in Prague” is the title of the program that promises the splendor and exuberance, vocal and instrumental, of Czech music from that historical period.

Referring to the concert of the ensemble in Beja, Juan Ángel Vela del Campo – artistic director of the Festival Terras sem Sombra – highlights the exceptionality of Czech music and highlights the exceptionality of an initiative that features “authors as charismatic as Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Antonín Reichenauer or the great Jan Dimas Zelenka, without forgetting the anonymous author of the Cantata per ogni tempo, exhumed from the archives of the cathedral in Prague, or the accomplice winking, even if he had not been born in Czechia, to the very same Georg Friedrich Handel, for the influence exerted there where his magnificent works were performed on Czech soil.”

The Festival Terras sem Sombra is a cultural season that, traveling through various municipalities in the Alentejo, proposes a program that includes classical music, heritage and the safeguarding of biodiversity. The activities take place on weekends and are free to enter, subject to the health rules in force resulting from the current pandemic situation.

The next destination Terras sem Sombra is Sines (21st and 22nd August) where the long-awaited concert by the Czechs from the Clarinet Factory, a quartet of clarinetists that moves on the borders between classical and contemporary music, jazz, a world will take place music, electronic music and interdisciplinary projects with a marked innovative character. The 17th season of the Festival continues in Ferreira do Alentejo (4th and 5th September), Viana do Alentejo (11th and 12th September) and Odemira (18th and 19th September).

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