Lagoa hosts Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

An orchestra from Castelo Branco will be performing ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ at Centro de Congressos do Arade in Parchal on Saturday, November 21.

‘Rhapsody in Blue’ is a musical composition by American composer George Gershwin dating back to 1924.

Described as a “fantastic programme for anyone who loves erudite music,” the show will also feature a performance of Symphony No.5 by Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

The orchestra – including 80 musicians from Castelo Branco’s ESART art school – will be led by maestro José Eduardo Gomes, with pianist Armando Mota as the soloist.

Tickets cost €15 and are on sale at Lagoa’s São José convent and municipal auditorium as well as online at

The concert begins at 9.30pm.

282 380 434 (São José Convent) | 282 380 452 (Auditorium)