Programme ZêzereArts 2021

We are delighted to announce our programme for the ZêzereArts Festival 2021

"Discovering Noronha" - The Portuguese Paganini

Centro Cultural, Ferreira do Zêzere | Saturday June 25th | 21.00H

This concert is part a series of concerts running throughout the year celebrating the work of the great 19th century, Portuguese violinist and composer, Francisco de Sá Noronha.

Eliot Lawson – Violin
Sinfonietta de Braga
Brian MacKay – Conductor

Criasons III - Pedro Caldeira Cabral

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça – Tomar | Sunday July 18th | 16.00H

Pedro Caldeira Cabral (Citara Portuguesa) with Duncan Fox (Double Bass) and the Lopes-Graça String Quartet

Mozart Sonata di Chiesa

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Pranto – Dornes | Wednesday July 21st | 18.30H

A selection chosen from Mozart’s series of 17 Church Sonatas featuring the famous historic Iberian organ which is such feature in the beautiful Knight’s Templar church in the village of Dornes.

Chamber Music for Strings

Charola – Convento de Cristo – Tomar | Thursday July 22nd | 18.30H

Featuring students from the ZêzereArts Strings Masterclasses.

Student Recital

Tomar | Friday July 23rd | 15.00H

Recital given by students of the ZêzereArts Strings Masterclasses with Taíssa Poliakova, piano.

Moços do Coro

TBC Capelas Imperfeitas – Mosteiro da Batalha | Friday July 23rd | 21.00H

ZêzereArts welcomes a visit from the choral ensemble, Moços do Coro, singing a programme of early renaissance choral music.

ZêzereArts Festival Orchestra

Claustro D. João III – Convento de Cristo – Tomar | Saturday July 24th | 21.00H

Students and teachers from the ZêzereArts Strings Masterclasses join together to play music by Mozart, Janácek, Bartok and more.

Gala Concert

Igreja Matriz de Areias – Ferreira do Zêzere | Sunday July 25th | 16.00H

Students and teachers from the ZêzereArts Strings Masterclasses celebrate the end of their course receiving their diplomas and playing together a selection of the music they have studied.

Ophélie Gaillard

Capelas Imperfeitas – Mosteiro da Batalha | Monday July 26th | 21.00H

Recital of music for solo cello given by the distinguished French cellist, Ophélie Gaillard.

Recital - Cello and Piano

Auditorio da Biblioteca Municipal –  Tomar | Wednesday July 28th | 18.30H

Recital given by students of Ophélie Gaillard’s Masterclass.

Discovering the Organ in Bêco

Igreja Matriz de Santo Aleixo – Bêco | Friday July 30th | 21.00H

Music for instruments, voice and organ introducing the newly installed pipe organ in this beautiful, recently restored church.

Opera I Capuleti e I Montecchi Bellini

Cine-Teatro Paraíso – Tomar | Friday August 6th | 21.00H

Cine-Teatro Paraíso – Tomar | Friday August 7th | 21.00H

Quinta da Frazoeira – Ferreira do Zêzere| Sunday August 8th | 16.00H

Bellini’s dramatic, romantic telling of the Romeo and Juliet story.