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In the edition commemorating 25 years, SIPO intensifies the pedagogical aspect, starting to count on two strands of ‘master classes’: Chamber Music and Piano, taught by different professors and guest pianists.
The ‘master classes’ will be divided into two groups, taking place from the 23rd to the 29th of July, those dedicated to Chamber Music, with the pianist Olga Prats. From the 28th of July to the 9th of August, Piano classes will take place, with the presence of pianists Boris Berman, James Giles, Manuela Gouveia, Eugen Indjic and Artur Pizarro, from countries such as the United States, France and Portugal .
This edition will also be marked by the debut, in Portugal, of pianists Eugen Indjic and James Giles, from a range of 15 concerts, with pieces from baroque to contemporary, passing through jazz music, with a recital by the Trio Mário Laginha.
The festival’s program will include the Cultural Center of Caldas da Rainha, the Municipal Auditorium and the Santa Maria Church, in Óbidos, Alcobaça and the Museu do Oriente, in Lisbon.
The festival will also feature, as usual, an exhibition at the Casa da Barbacam gallery, in Óbidos. This year the exhibition will be ‘Transformations’, with photography and bronze sculptures by Rainer Gross, a German sculptor known for his ephemeral installations in historic buildings or in nature.
The program will also include the lecture ‘A new world subjugated to populism? Citizenship is needed’, given by Miguel Raposo Magalhães.