Quarteto do Barlavento

Strings play in Silves theatre

Quarteto do Barlavento helped raise €3,000 for local educational projects

Saturday, March 25 was described as “an evening to remember” by the audience attending the concert by Quarteto do Barlavento at Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório in Silves.

The charity concert, organised by Silves Rotary Club, helped raise €3,000 for the club’s educational projects in local schools.

The string quartet played an “inspiring programme” featuring music by Mozart, Shostakovich and Algarvean composer Cristóvão Silva. Petra Vahle-Francis joined Bernhard and Christel Schlünder, Petra Axt-Adam and Daniela Zlatkin to perform a Mozart string quintet. Three of these musicians are members of local Rotary clubs.

“The special ambient of this intimate theatre was a perfect venue for such delightful music,” said a spokesperson for the Rotary Club.

The educational projects supported by the Silves Rotary Club “provide pupils with the experiences and resources to expand their knowledge of the world, to build their self-esteem and maximise their opportunities”.
Thanks go to Silves Câmara for allowing Silves Rotary Club to use their theatre for this concert and also special thanks to The Spectrum IFA Group for their sponsorship.