About our concerts

The festival’s concerts present a varied repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the Contemporary, with a focus on Classical and Romantic composers. The invited musicians come together in all manners of chamber music ensembles, such as duos with piano, string trios, piano quartets and quintets.

Apart from the well-known masterpieces of the repertoire, the festival gives focus to underrepresented works, with special attention to women composers. Previously the festival has given highlight to the works of Ukrainian composers, in an effort to represent the country’s rich individual culture, and created mixed media performances in conjunction with celebrated photo-journalists. Furthermore, many premieres have been given, not only of works presented for the first time in Portugal, but also world premieres.

Performances are given in a number of stunning locations across the city, most notably the Palácio dos Capitães Generais, the Igreja da Misericórdia, the Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho, and the Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Angra do Heroísmo. We also present outdoor concerts in such locations as Praça Velha (main square) and Jardim Duque da Terceira (Botanical Gardens)


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