International music across the Algarve

FROM TODAY (May 14) until June 28, the Algarve will be transformed into a music capital of Portugal. The region will play host to 300 international musicians for the 28th edition of the International Music Festival, in association with the Music Association of the Algarve, the Algarve Tourist Board (RTA), the Orquestra do Algarve, the Fundação Pedro Ruivo and the Secretary of State for Tourism.

Organisers have promised that this year’s festival will be the most eclectic yet, livening up local theatres, hotels, auditoriums and cultural centres. Tickets are priced at 10 euros for all events, except for the closing event when front row seats will cost 15 euros. Seats in remaining rows will cost 10 euros. Tickets are on sale at the Algarve Tourist Board offices and at the venues listed above. For more information, telephone 289 800 484/444/441, e-mail 28fima@rtalgarve.pt or visit www.rtalgarve.pt/28fima. Alternatively, call in to the Algarve Tourist Board Head Office, Av. 5 de Outubro, 18 in Faro.

PROGRAMME

Friday, May 14 – 9.30pm

Faro – Conservatório Maria Campina

GRAND OPENING WITH THE STATE BALLET OF THE RUSSIAN ART ACADEMY

ARKADI USTIANTSEV, director

Legend of Love

ARIF MELIOV, music

SAT MENGILEN, choreography

Saturday, May 15 – 9.30pm

Tavira – Cine-Teatro António Pinheiro

STATE BALLET OF THE RUSSIAN ART ACADEMY

ARKADI USTIANTSEV, director

Goya

M. GLINKA, music

JOSE ANTONIO, choreography

Scherezade

N. RIMSKY KORSAKOV, music

M. FOKIN, choreography

Wednesday, May 19 – 9.30pm

Vila Real de Santo António – Centro Cultural António Aleixo

ORQUESTRA DO ALGARVE

ELVIRA FERREIRA, soloist

NINO LEPORE, conductor

Pieces by: Rossini / Mozart / Beethoven / Mendelssohn

Sunday, May 23 – 9.30pm

Vila do Bispo – Centro Cultural

CHAMBER MUSIC GROUP

IRENE AINSTEIN, piano

JENNIFER BROWN, clarinet

JOAQUIM MOITA, bassoon

Pieces by: Mendelssohn / Elgar / Glinka / Poulenc

Sunday, May 30 – 9.30pm

Almancil (Vale do Lobo) – Auditório de Vale do Lobo

GRUPO SAMAR

MUSIC AND DANCE FROM MAGREVE AND MIDDLE EAST

AZIZ SAMSAOUI, Arab lute and voice

CHEKARA, violin and voice

MUHSEN, Arab lute

AHMED, darbouka and voice

LARA, Egyptian belly dancer

Tuesday, June 1– 10pm

Almancil (Vale do Garrão) – Hotel Ria Park Resort

PEÑA FLAMENCA OF HUELVA

SOLERA Dancing Group

VICENTE REDONDO SAAVEDRA “EL PESCAS”, singer

ANTÓNIO DOVAO E MANOLO RODRÍGUEZ, guitar

Wednesday, June 2 – 9.30pm

Lagos – Centro Cultural

IRENE AINSTEIN, piano

MICHAEL THOMAS, violin

Pieces by: W. A. Mozart / F. Schubert / J. Brahms

Friday, June 4– 9.30pm

Loulé – Cine-Teatro Louletano

ORQUESTRA DO ALGARVE

Piano Soloist: Winner of the International Competition Mª Campina

MANUEL IVO CRUZ, conductor

Pieces by: Marcos Portugal/ Bomtempo

Wednesday, June 9 – 9.30pm

Lagoa (Carvoeiro) – Hotel Tivoli Almansor

VOICE AND PIANO RECITAL

LIA ALTAVILLA, soprano

CARLOS GUILHERME, tenor

FERNANDO JOÃO DOMINGOS, piano

Pieces by: L. F. Branco / F. Lacerda / A. Fragoso / J. Offenbach / G. Verdi / A. Barbieri / P. Sorozabal / F. Moreno / J. Turina / A. Lara / F. M. Caballero

Thursday, June 10 – 10pm

Caldas de Monchique – Complexo Termal de Monchique

CORAL POLIFÓNICA POLINNIA DE AYAMONTE

ANSELMO GARCÍA MARTÍN, director

Pieces by: Josly / E. Morricone / A. Ramírez / Popular / R. La Fuente / F. M. Torroba / M. Penella / Iradier

Tuesday, June 15 – 9.30pm

Albufeira – Hotel Montechoro

TRIO “OPUS 3”

ANDRÉS VILLANI, transversal flute

BRUNA MELIA, cello

OXANA ANIKEEVA, piano

Pieces by: I. M. Damase / B. Martinu / Astor Piazzola

Friday, June 25 – 10pm

Faro – Auditório da Universidade do Algarve (Gambelas)

ORQUESTRA DO ALGARVE

Anniversary Concert

OXANA ANIKEEVA, piano

ÁLVARO CASSUTO, conductor

Pieces by: Eurico Carrapatoso / Arensky / Beethoven

Monday, June 28 – 10pm

Portimão – Parque de Feiras e Exposições

CLOSING WITH THE VOICES AND ORCHESTRA OF THE LIRIC THEATRE OF HUELVA

FERNANDO VÁZQUEZ, director

MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ CABALLERO, music

TEZE AZAHARA / J.MANUEL CASTILLO, choreography

El Duo De La Africana

Antologia de Zarzuela