António Esteireiro and Coral Adágio inaugurate the Algarve Organ Festival

Organist António Esteireiro and Grupo Coral Adágio will kick off yet another Festival of […]

Organist António Esteireiro and Grupo Coral Adágio will kick off another Algarve Organ Festival, with a concert on the 3rd of November, starting at 21 pm, at the Igreja Matriz in Portimão.

Together, they will present a work by the German composer Heinrich Schütz inspired by a religious psalm. Coral Adágio will be directed by conductor António Alves.

Born in Lisbon, António Esteireiro studied Musicology, Organ and Sacred Music in Lisbon, Regensburg, Munich and Bremen.

In addition to being a regular guest at the main concert cycles and national organ festivals, he also coordinated several concert cycles (Integral Messiaen, 2010, at the Patriarcal Cathedral, and the Organ Cycles at the Basilica dos Mártires and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, in Lisbon). He has performed in concert at various European organ festivals, Brazil and Mexico.

He currently teaches at the Gregorian Institute and at the Lisbon School of Music in the disciplines of Organ and Improvisation.

It follows, on the 4th of November, at the Igreja do Carmo, in Faro, new concert with António Esteireiro, but solo.

The next concert at the Igreja Matriz in Portimão takes place on the 10th of November, with the organist Daniela Moreira.

in the Cathedral of Faro, the historic organ will sound on November 11th, with «a concert by the renowned Dutch conductor and musician Ton Koopman, considered by many to be the best organist today», according to Música XXI.

On the 17th of November, the Igreja Matriz in Boliqueime hosts the first of the organ concerts at the site, with organist Daniel Oliveira and violinist Alexêi Tolpygo. Predominantly Italian works and in the form of sonatas, adapted to this instrumental duo, will be presented.

On the same 17th of November, but in Tavira, the Igreja da Misericórdia welcomes the organist André Ferreira for a “contrasting” concert program, which will focus on “The sacred and the profane in Italian baroque”.

On November 18, the festival returns to Igreja do Carmo, in Faro, but now in chamber music format, with the presentation of Daniel Oliveira and Alexêi Tolpygo (baroque organ and violin).

On the 24th of November, it is the turn of organist André Ferreira to perform at the Igreja Matriz in Boliqueime. In a program entitled “The song of the birds”, “there will be much to discover in the works selected for the concert”, guarantees the organization of the festival.

That same night, in Tavira, the organ of the Church of Santiago will echo through the hands of the Brazilian organist Elisa Freixo, who will present works by lesser-known composers.

All these shows are free to enter.

The 2017 Algarve Organ Festival is organized by Associação Cultural Música XXI. It has the support of the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve and the Municipalities of Faro, Loulé, Tavira and Portimão, with support for the dissemination of the Algarve Tourism Region and with communication partners Antena 2, Sul Informação and RUA (Rádio Universitária do Algarve) FM.

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