Algarve Youth Guitar Orchestra celebrates 20th anniversary with world premiere

Teatro das Figuras is the stage for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Algarve project

The 20th anniversary of the Orquestra Juvenil de Guitarras do Algarve will be celebrated on the 3rd of July, at 21 pm, at Teatro das Figuras, in Faro, with a concert in which the play «Viagens» will be premiered and which will have many good guests.

The Orquestra Juvenil de Guitarras do Algarve is «a regional project of national scope, in which young people are the main interlocutors and actors and whose general dynamic is based on the area of ​​music and is based on coordinates considered of cultural and social importance in the objective dynamics. of good practices», explains the Algarve Guitar Association.

The program of the commemorative concert presents a set of works that are part of the history of the Orchestra, but among them, the work “Viagens”, by the composer Miguel Jesus, whose theme is inscribed in the journey to the encounter with Nature and the affectionate relationship that it deserves us and that it will be performed in a world premiere.

The concert is in charge of the students of the various poles of the association, spread throughout the Algarve, and that make up the Orquestra Juvenil de Guitarras, and some guests who join them on this night of celebration, namely the Clube da Batucada da Casa do Povo de Messines, the “Mesa Para Cinco” and the duo Perigo Público X Sickonce.

The OJGA currently involves 8 of the 16 municipalities in the Algarve, represented by local institutions, which act as dynamic hubs for the project, with 10 operating hubs at the moment.

Since its creation in 2001, until today, the Orquestra Juvenil de Guitarras do Algarve has performed more than 150 concerts. In Portugal, he worked, among others, in cultural centers and spaces such as the Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon), Teatro das Figuras (Faro), Lagos Cultural Center, “A Moagem” Cultural Center (Fundão), Pinhal Novo Municipal Auditorium (Palmela), Cine Teatro Louletano, Teatro Lethes (Faro) and Albufeira Municipal Auditorium.

While abroad, he participated in two international exchanges, namely with “Orchestra GMO – Giovani Musicisti Ossolani” (Viladossola – Italy) and with “Guitar'Essonne” (Paris).

According to Eudoro Grade, president of the Algarve Guitar Association, “all these cultural practices, in essence, are producing the very identity of the Orquestra Juvenil de Guitarras do Algarve and the identity of a project created by young people and with young people from most of the world. counties of the Algarve”.

In this concert celebrating the XNUMXth anniversary of the Orquestra Juvenil de Guitarras do Algarve, the Associação de Guitarra do Algarve wants, in a festive way, through the presentation of some works from its vast repertoire, but especially in the premiere of “Viagens”, ~« leave a simple message that brings hope, expressed in solidarity and human respect».

Tickets, which cost 5 euros, are on sale at Theater of Figures ( and on online ticket office.

The “Concerto 20 Anos – Orquestra Juvenil de Guitarras do Algarve” is organized by Associação de Guitarra do Algarve and has the support of several entities: Câmara Municipal de Faro, Algarve Tourism Region, Teatro das Figuras, Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve, Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, Parish Councils of Bensafrim, Barão de São João, Mexilhoeira Grande, Monchique, Aljezur and Marmelete, Regional Conservatory of the Algarve Maria Campina, People's House of São Bartolomeu de Messines, Mestre Fernando Rodrigues School of Arts and Ferreiras Parish Church.

The initiative also has as communication partners the newspapers “Sul Informação” and “Barravento” and the radio “Antena 2”.