Ludovice Ensemble and Banda de Alcobaça concerts are the next highlights of Cistermúsica

Ludovice Ensemble will perform “A Concert for Inês de Castro” in the Monastery of Alcobaça and Banda de Alcobaça presents itself at the rear of the Municipal Library of Alcobaça with a free entrance program devoted to Mahler and Inês de Castro

Cistermúsica 2011 promotes this week-end another program dedicated to Inês de Castro: July 9, Saturday, at 9h30p.m., the group Ludovice Ensemble presents at the Dormitory of Alcobaça Monastery, “A Concert for Inês de Castro”, an event that will feature the artistic direction of Fernando Miguel Jalôto and the presence of the bass-baritone Hugo Oliveira. Also the next day, July 10, Sunday, at 6h00p.m., Banda de Alcobaça performs at the rear of Municipal Library of Alcobaça a concert dedicated to Mahler and Inês de Castro, a show integrated in section Cistermúsica Junior and Families.

Also included in this last section, the Armazém das Artes receives during the morning of Sunday 10 July, 11h00a.m., another episode of the series “4 Hands Classic”, this time entitled “The Romantic Sounds”, which will feature works of Liszt, Saint-Saens, Arensky and Brahms, played by Isa Antunes and Sara Marcelino. Again “Around Inês,” the music takes us to the emotions that mark the myth of Pedro and Inês, where romance, tragedy and death are invoked through sounds, words and images, in an interaction of artistic languages.

As for Ludovice Ensemble, this is a group specialized in the interpretation of Ancient Music, based in Lisbon, and created in 2004 by Fernando Miguel Jalôto and Joana Amorim, with the aim of spreading the chamber repertoire of XVII and XVIII centuries through historically informed interpretations, using antique instruments. The ensemble is distinguished by its high quality musical performances, the consistency of his artistic project, and the innovation of its programs and proposals – combining inventiveness and passion to the attention placed on the historical basis of their scientific and interpretive criteria. Specializing in the interpretation of French and German works, Ludovice Ensemble often revisits the Portuguese, Italian and English musical heritage.