Fronteiras Series returns to Cistermúsica to break down walls and promote musical dialogues


From 4 November to 9 December, various artistic proposals take to the stage in different venues in Alcobaça

The Fronteiras series is back at Cistermúsica, recovering the legacy of various female composers on the one hand, and renewing musical dialogues between cultures on the other.

It is precisely under the banner of the feminine and contemporary music that the programme begins: on 4 November, at 9.30pm, the Capdeville Ensemble will perform at the Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça - João d'Oliva Monteiro to pay tribute to the composer Constança Capdeville (1937-1992). Inspired by the work and life of this artist, the group premieres the programme Nocturno para Constança.

A week later, on 11 November, at 9.30pm, in the Manueline Sacristy of the Monastery of Alcobaça, Os Músicos do Tejo invite the acclaimed Indian flautist Shashank Subramanyam for an unmissable concert. Entitled Alankaar, this programme avoids Euro-centrism, crossing French baroque music and Indian classical music (Carnatic), and paying homage to India's sublime and complex musical culture.

The Lisbon Contemporary Music Group presents the programme Music in the Feminine on 18 November at 7pm, also at the Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça - João d'Oliva Monteiro. Here we will travel through female composition in Portugal through different generations of composers: Constança Capdeville, Patrícia Almeida, Ana Seara and Anne Victorino d'Almeida.