ZêzereArts Festival Programme 2021

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

"Discovering Noronha" - The Portuguese Paganini

Centro Cultural, Ferreira do Zêzere | Friday 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

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Tomar Tel: 00 351 249 329 823

Capacity – 50

Mozart Sonate da 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.

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Ferreira do Zêzere Tel: 00 351 249 360 151

Capacity – 40

Chamber Music for Strings

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

Featuring students from the ZêzereArts Strings Masterclasses.

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Tomar Tel: 00 351 249 329 823 or direct from the Convento de Cristo

Capacity – 40

Student Recital

Auditório Lopes-Graça, Canto Firme – Tomar | Friday July 23rd | 15.00H

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

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Tomar Tel: 00 351 249 329 823

Capacity – 60

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, Strauss and more.

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Tomar Tel: 00 351 249 329 823 or direct from the Convento de Cristo

Capacity – 80

Gala Concert

Igreja Matriz de Areias – Ferreira do Zêzere | Sunday July 25th | 18.00H

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.

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Ferreira do Zêzere Tel: 00 351 249 360 151

Capacity – 100

Ophélie Gaillard - Violoncelo A new organ for Bêco

Igreja Matriz de Santo Aleixo – Bêco | Monday July 26th | 21.00H

Recital of music for solo cello given by the distinguished French cellist, Ophélie Gaillard. With the first opportunity to hear the newly installed organ in this beautiful, recently restored church.

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Ferreira do Zêzere Tel: 00 351 249 360 151

Capacity – 100

Recital - Cello and Piano

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

Recital given by students of Ophélie Gaillard’s Masterclass.

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Tomar Tel: 00 351 249 329 823

Capacity – 90

Moços do Coro

Capelas Imperfeitas – Mosteiro da Batalha | Thursday July 29th | 21.00H

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

Reservations (free of charge) – Mosteiro da Batalha Tel: 00 351 244 765 497

Capacity – 100

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

Tickets €3 – Ticket Office, Cine Teatro Paraíso, Tomar Tel: 00 351 249 329 190

Capacity – 200 each night

Quinta Queiroz e Mello, Frazoeira – Ferreira do Zêzere| Sunday August 8th | 17.00H

Reservations (free of charge) – Posto de Turismo, Ferreira do Zêzere Tel: 00 351 249 360 151

Capacity – 50

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

Iria Perestrelo – Giulietta
Beatriz Miranda – Romeo
Oswaldo Iraheta – Tebaldo
Conall O’Neill – Lorenzo
Ricardo Rebelo da Silva – Capellio

Christopher Cowell – Director
Brian MacKay – Musical Director
Ensemble Orquestral MusicamerataC