VilaNova brings three weekends of classical music to Monchique
The first edition of the Monchique VilaNova Chamber Music Festival will take place over three consecutive weekends, December 4, 11 and 18. This is the first time that classical music lovers will be able to live various experiences in different places in the city’s urban space, for a month. Free entry.
The festival is organized by the Monchique Parish Councilwith the support of the parish and the Santa Casa da Misericórdia.
The title of the festival alludes to the name given to Monchique in the charter which established it as a municipality in 1773, and which will celebrate its 250th anniversary next January. At the time, the document formalized the name of the land as Vila Nova de Monchique.
The concerts will take place in the main church of Monchique – Igreja Matriz on December 4, with Michele Tomaz – soprano and Svetlana Bakushina – piano; in the church of Misericórdia on the 11th, with Piotr and Savva Pereverzev and Katerina Nakuripova-Pereverzeva, a concert with violin, guitar and piano; and in the Pé da Cruz church, in which all the interventions end. The church will open its doors to those who wish, after the improvement works of the building, and will attend a harpsichord concert, performed by Svetlana Bakushina, who is also the artistic director of the festival.