For the first time in their careers, António Victorino d’Almeida and Mário Laginha are performing together in a full concert. “Improvisation with two Pianos” has a single date and will take place this Friday, March 17, at 9 pm, at Coliseu Porto Ageas.
Both pianists and extraordinary improvisers, although from different generations and musical universes, they propose to risk an improvisation that will follow the unfathomable paths of each one’s musical experiences, in a unique and unrepeatable concert.
“It is an immense honor for me to play with such a great musician, with a universe as peculiar and special as Maestro António Victorino d’Almeida”, says Mário Laginha. The idea of improvising live with Victorino d’Almeida “is as scary as it is challenging because we don’t know what we’re going to do at the Coliseum. If you want to witness this moment, join us this Friday”, concludes Mário Laginha.
“Musically, as far as improvisation is concerned, I’ve always liked trapeze without a net. And I’ve done it countless times. Luckily I never fell! [laughs]”, adds maestro António Victorino d’Almeida. “Now, I’m going to do it at Dois Pianos, at Coliseu Porto Ageas, with an extraordinary Portuguese pianist, composer, and improviser that I greatly admire – Mário Laginha. These are the good times in life.”
A historic moment for two great pianists who admire each other and who finally realize their dream of presenting a concert side by side.
Tickets cost €22 and are on sale at the Colosseum, Ticketline, and the usual places. Discounts: 50% students, 25% over 65s and families (+3), 20% Friends of the Coliseum, and Porto Card holders.
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