Following the success of the first edition of the atlântico festival, last season, the Philharmonie will once more dedicate a full week to the music of Portuguese speaking countries.
Intimately associated by history and language and with musical traditions that perfectly illustrate the well-known verse by Caetano Veloso that «everyone knows the pain and the delight of being who they are», these diasporas of lusophone origins have, for decades, contributed to shape Luxembourg’s society and its daily life. Presently they account for almost a fifth of the Grand-Duchy’s population.
The Philharmonie will thus be invaded by the melodies and rhythms of Brasil, Portugal and Cape Verde, and will welcome celebrated musicians such as Carminho, Vinícius Cantuária, Maria João, Egberto Gismonti or Rodrigo Leão, among others, for a feast of sounds. Also, appearing for the first time in the context of the festival, the Orchestre
Philharmonique du Luxembourg will be joined by Roberta Sá, Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves to perform arrangements of famous Brazilian songs, in a programme that includes symphonic music by Luís de Freitas Branco and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Be it for morna, fado or bossa nova, or for jazz or orchestral music, we await you in October for an exploration of this ocean of cultures!