Gulbenkian Orchestra performs in Lagoa and Faro

Lisbon’s acclaimed Gulbenkian Orchestra is travelling south this weekend for two concerts in the Algarve, interpreting several well-known pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

The first will take place on Friday (September 29) at Lagoa’s municipal auditorium followed by a performance on Saturday at Faro’s Teatro das Figuras. Both shows begin at 9.30pm.

Tickets cost €8 for the show in Lagoa and €10 to €12 for the concert in Faro.

For those who might not know, the Gulbenkian Orchestra (Orquestra Gulbenkian) is a Portuguese symphony orchestra based in Lisbon. It primarily gives concerts at the grant auditorium of the Gulbenkian Foundation, though it often performs across Portugal.

The orchestra was created in 1962 and was successively expanded, today featuring a permanent body of 66 instrumentalists “which can be expanded here and there in accordance with the needs of the programmes at hand.”

The orchestra interprets a wide repertoire which spans all of the Classical period, a significant part of 19th century orchestral literature and much of the music of the 20th century.

This includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Schumann.