Portugal National Day

Joséphine Pierson - 09 Jun 2022

Portuguese know how to honour their artists. Indeed, their national day, 10 of June, celebrates the memory of Luís de Camões, a Portuguese poet from the Renaissance who died in 1580. On this occasion, let’s take a look at some classical music festivals that will take place in Portugal in 2022.

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Estoril Lisbon festival

24 June - 16 December 2022

Since 1975, Estoril Lisbon Festival showcases very prestigious names of classical music as much as it contributes to the diffusion of new values and recent creations. This committed stance has been manifested through more than three hundred works presented for the first time in Portugal, many of which in world premieres, including orchestras, chamber ensembles, choirs, and soloists, ranging from early and traditional music to dance. The festival highlights the relationship between the rich architectural and musical heritage as the performances take place in historic churches, theatres, and auditoriums.

Make sure you don’t miss out! Check the festival's website.

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Terras sem Sombra

02 April - 22 October 2022

Terras sem Sombra Festival promotes the Alentejo territory through three key dimensions of its memory: song, patrimony, and biodiversity. As the organisers have their heart set on decentralising the cultural and artistic offer in low-density territories, the festival is itinerant. The programme includes concerts of classical music, master classes, conferences, visits to cultural heritage and actions to safeguard biodiversity, all of which are free of charge. Festivities started on 2 April and will run until 22 October!

Check the festival's website.

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Cistermúsica - Alcobaça Music Festival

01 July - 06 August 2022

For more than 25 years now, Cistermúsica Festival gather cultural heritage and novelties from young music talents. It explores with great intelligence and success the boundaries of tradition, perfectly applying its motto “A classic for all!”. The “Junior and Families” section promotes the formation of new audiences, raising their awareness of the study, enjoyment and appreciation of the arts. The “Outros Mundos” programme favors the intersection of music with other artistic expressions. People of all age will definitely enjoy their time at Cistermúsica Festival for sure!

Check the festival's website.

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Marvão Internacional Music Festival

22 July - 31 July 2022

Panorama lovers, here is your perfect programme. Imagine you are at the summit of the highest mountain south of the Tagus, in the walled town of Marvão. The peaceful horizon and the magical atmosphere are exalted with classical music played by talented performers from all sides of the world. Well, this dream was the internationally renowned German conductor Christoph Poppen’s dream and can be yours: it’s the Marvão Internacional Music Festival.

Check the festival's website.

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