Organ Festival of Faro wants to go to Tavira, Boliqueime and Portimão in 2016

The Organ Festival may no longer be just of Faro, to also become 'other places in […]

VIII Festival Organ_closingThe Organ Festival may no longer be just of Faro, to become “other places in the Algarve where there are pipe organs capable of being played in public, such as Tavira, Boliqueime and Portimão”, announced Associação Música XXI.

The entity that co-organizes the event, in partnership with the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve, made a positive assessment of the edition that ended recently and which took more than a thousand people to the four concerts held on Saturdays in November at the Igrejas da Sé and the Carmo, in Faro. On the way, he took the opportunity to lift the veil for the next edition, which is already being prepared.

The main novelty, in 2016, may include the inclusion of other locations in the Algarve. This was a step that had already been considered for some time, to which the success of the 2015 edition will have given new impetus. «To make this idea happen, the collaboration of new institutional partners and sponsors for the event will be essential», according to Música XXI.

In 2015, in addition to full houses, during the shows, there was also a good participation in extra-concert activities: the tuning workshops, organ workshop, photographic exhibition and lecture, which served to mark the 300th anniversary of the Sé organ.

A brochure with CD was also launched, «in order to perpetuate and deepen knowledge about the Sé organ, as well as its counterpart in Brazil», published by Associação Música XXI.

The success of this event is linked, in the vision of its promoters, to «a good program and organization, together with the recognition and appreciation of the musical historical heritage of the pipe organs in the city», which has allowed «to retain the national and foreign public ».

The VIII Organ Festival - Faro 2015 was co-organized by Associação Cultural Música XXI and the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve, in partnership with the Municipality of Faro, the INATEL Foundation and the Hotel Faro. It had support for the dissemination of the Sul Informação, FM Street and Antenna 2.