Festival Events 2024

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15 July

A Voz de Joly Braga Santos

Unaccompanied choral music of Joly Braga Santos, Alexandre Delgado and César Viana

Choral Concert

Igreja de São Luís – Pias – Ferreira do Zêzere
Monday • 21.00h

César Viana – 7 Madrigais Camonianos
Joly Braga Santos – Composições Corais sobre Clássicos Castelhanos, Op. 47
Alexandre Delgado – Cansonâncias
Joly Braga Santos – Sete anos de pastor Jacob servia

Záve – ZêzereArts Vocal Ensemble
Conductor – Brian MacKay

16 July

Liszt and Schubert

Choral Concert

Igreja da Misericórdia – Tomar
Tuesday • 19.00h

Liszt – Die Seligpreisungen | Schubert – Mass No.4 in C major, D452

Daniela Matos – Soprano
Nélia Gonçalves – Contralto
Paolo Davolio – Tenor
Luís António Freitas – Baritone
Luís Rendas Pereira – Baritone
ZêzereArts
Festival Choir
Musicamerata Ensemble
Conductor – Aoife Hiney

17 July

Glimpses of Paradise

The artistic meeting of tradition and modern creativity in celebration of the life and music of Ivan Moody

Choral Concert

Igreja da Misericórdia – Tomar
Wednesday • 19.00h

Ivan Moody – Večeri tvojeja tajnija
Petar Dinev – Dostojno jest
Tchaikovsky – Cherubic Hymn, No. 1
Petar Konjović – Glas Gospoden na vodah
John Tavener – O, ye apostoles
Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac – Veličanije Svetom Savi
Ivan Moody – Thy Fatherly Embrace
Ivan Moody – All creation rejoices in thee
Sergej Rachmaninov – Bogorodice djevo
Aleksandar Kastalsky – Upokoj, Bože 
Rajko Maksimović –  Ja na tvoj poziv
Ivan Moody – The Resurrection

ZêzereArts Chamber Choir
Conductor – Bogdan Djaković

18 July

In memory of Ivan Moody: composer, maestro, musicologist

Conference

Biblioteca Municipal (Library) – Tomar
Thursday • 10.00h

Third international conference in the series:  “Christian Orthodox Chant in Portugal” (CESEM, coordinated by Ivan Moody and Svetlana Poliakova)

Organiser – Svetlana Poliakova PhD

Homage to Ivan Moody

Recital

Biblioteca Municipal (Library) – Tomar
Thursday • 13.00h

Ana Teles, Taíssa Poliakova Cunha and others.

Music at the Castle

Chamber Music Concert

Castelo, Paço dos Condes – Ourém
Thursday • 16.00h

Students from the ZêzereArts Youth Orchestra

19 July

Song of Destiny

Symphonic Choral Concert

Mosteiro da Batalha, Capelas Imperfeitas – Batalha
Friday • 19.00h

Ola Gjeilo – Dark night of the soul
Reena Esmail – See Me
Brahms – Schicksalslied (‘Song of Destiny’)
Eric Whitacre – Cloudburst

ZêzereArts Festival Chorus
Záve – ZêzereArts Vocal Ensemble
Musicamerata Ensemble
Piano – Taíssa Poliakova Cunha
Conductor – Brian MacKay

20 July

Song of Destiny

Symphonic Choral Concert

Convento de Cristo – Tomar
Saturday • 19.00h

Ola Gjeilo – Dark night of the soul
Reena Esmail – See Me
Brahms – Schicksalslied (‘Song of Destiny’)
Eric Whitacre – Cloudburst

ZêzereArts Festival Chorus
Záve – ZêzereArts Vocal Ensemble
Musicamerata Ensemble
Piano – Taíssa Poliakova Cunha
Conductor – Brian MacKay

21 July

ZêzereArts Youth Orchestra

Orchestral Concert

Municipal Theatre – Ourém
Sunday • 15.00h

ZêzereArts Youth Orchestra
Conductor – João Paulo Fernandes

Quatro Violinos

Chamber Music Concert

Igreja da Misericórdia – Tomar
Sunday • 21.00h

Krivitsky, Bizet and Bacewicz

Eliot Lawson, Lev Adamov, Wiesje Miedema, Luís Pacheco Cunha

24 July

A Voz De Joly Braga Santos

Recital

Biblioteca Municipal (Library) – Tomar
Wednesday • 19.00h

Daniela Matos – Soprano
Fernando Guimarães – Tenor
Luís Rendas Pereira – Baritone
Taíssa Poliakova Cunha – Piano

25 July

Chamber Music Concert – Strings

Cultural Centre – Ferreira do Zêzere
Thursday • 21.00h

Students from the ZêzereArts Masterclasses

26 July

Recital

Cine-Teatro Paraíso – Tomar
Friday • 15.00h

Students from the ZêzereArts Masterclasses
Taíssa Poliakova Cunha – Piano

27 July

ZêzereArts Festival Orchestra

Orchestral Concert

Convento de Cristo – Tomar
Saturday • 19.00h

ZêzereArts Festival Orchestra
Conductor – Brian MacKay

28 July

Closing Concert – ZêzereArts Festival Orchestra

Orchestral Concert

Igreja de Areias – Ferreira do Zêzere
Sunday • 17.00h

ZêzereArts Festival Orchestra
Conductor – Brian MacKay