Organization and Production

Organization Production

Organized by the Alcobaça Music Academy and Municipality of Alcobaça, the Cistermúsica – Alcobaça Music Festival is not only one of the most important artistic events in Portugal’s west region, where its growth and affirmation have been constant, being nowadays, after 18 editions and thanks to the undeniable quality of its programming, a real cultural institution in the region and one of the most prominent events nationally and internationally.

It is a space for concerts and shows, both as a place to discover new and old talents (regional, national and international) in the universal world of music, combining perfectly, and as few initiatives of its kind, the creative, cultural, touristic and architectural qualities of a whole region and of everything it has to offer.

Featuring regularly formations and unpublished instruments, not to mention an ever-growing and strengthened commitment to reveal young talents, besides combining a rare repertoire and the dissemination of works of great popularity of renowned authors, including many times premieres, the Cistermúsica – Alcobaça Music Festival has also promoted a strong cultural decentralization taking music to an increased number of parishes and monuments in the County.

Usually the festival happens during the months of June and July, using not only the pleasant summer evenings, but also the existing various architectural infrastructures, of high relevance in terms of historical heritage, in a context where the formation and local public awareness towards music combines perfectly with the passage through the region of the most diverse tourist audiences that often search in these places more than the testimony of a rich history, unique experiences and culturally relevant.