Dates / Schedules
26 july to 4 august 2020 multiple locations and times
Welcome to VERÃO CLÁSSICO 2020!
2020 was expected to be a special year.
First, due to the extraordinary teachers and musicians coming to this sixth edition of VERÃO CLÁSSICO, a Festival and Academy that, year after year, has been established as a cultural initiative of reference, in Portugal and abroad.
2020 is also special because of the 250th anniversary of birth of one of the great composers in the history of music, Ludwig van Beethoven, born in Bonn in 1770.
Another jubilee in 2020 is that of the Italian composer Vincenzo Galilei, father of Galileo Galilei, who was a pivotal character, joining, in music, the practical knowledge to the theoretical, and whose work, within the scope of the Camerata Fiorentina, ended up having as a consequence the invention of opera.
But 2020 is a year that will be indelibly marked in our lives by the very difficult and tragic moments related to the Covid-19 pandemic, moments of uncertainty and fears that we will surely overcome.
Due to the difficulties of the past few months, the mobilization of many people and institutions to carry out the VERÃO CLÁSSICO was extraordinary, and it is with pride and sense of responsibility that we come to this 6th edition.
In 2020, for the first time, VERÃO CLÁSSICO takes place in several new locations in the city of Lisbon – Teatro Thalia, Conservatório Nacional, Palácio das Laranjeiras, Palácio Fronteira – and, has it happens since the first edition, at Centro Cultural de Belém and Metropolitana.
VERÃO CLÁSSICO 2020 Festival presents 7 concerts with repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries: 3 concerts MasterFest, with the presence of internationally acclaimed musicians, as well as 4 concerts TalentFest, with the Academy VERÃO CLÁSSICO participants, already awarded nationally and internationally.
Simultaneously a Festival and an Academy, VERÃO CLÁSSICO 2020 has more than 500 masterclasses/open lessons on technique and musical interpretation, guided by 15 musicians and professors of great international reputation, coming from some of the best orchestras and universities in the world. For these masterclasses, we receive 200 young musicians in Lisbon, of which 100 are Portuguese and 100 are foreigners from more than 20 countries.
Artistic and Pedagogical Director
26.07.2020, Teatro Thalia: Concert MasterFest I, Opening Fest
28.07.2020, Centro Cultural de Belém: Concert TalentFest I
30.07.2020, Centro Cultural de Belém: Concert TalentFest II
31.07.2020 Teatro Thalia: Concert MasterFest II, Contrasts Fest
01.08.2020, Centro Cultural de Belém: Concert TalentFest III
03.08.2020, Centro Cultural de Belém: Concert TalentFest IV
04.08.2020, Teatro Thalia: Concert MasterFest III, Closing Fest