Marta Menezes and String Trio

Main Programme

Venue: Monastery of Alcobaça - Granary

Saint-Saëns and Oswald - A new encounter

Quartet with piano

Je suis enchanté. C'est une œuvre de maître et surtout très personnelle. Vous êtes un artiste, monsieur.

These have been the words Saint-Saëns spoke when he heard Henrique Oswald's Piano Quartet for the first time in São Paulo, with the composer himself at the piano. During Saint-Saëns' trip to Brazil they both played on two pianos and performed in this formation again a few years later. 

Marta Menezes and the String Trio propose, thus, a reunion between these two pianist and composers, that kept a friendship over several years, marking the 100 years of Saint-Saëns’ death and 90 years of Oswald’s death, in a rare opportunity to listen significant pieces of the chamber music repertoire of these two composers in a single concert.

Francisco Lima Santos, violin
Pedro Meireles, viola
Marco Pereira, cello
Marta Menezes, piano

Price: €8
Special price*: €6


*Discount for under 18s and over 65s


Safety rules
The safety rules for public access to the festival follow the recommendations of the Direção-Geral de Saúde (DGS). We will welcome you with complete safety and confidence.

Access to the venue
The access to the Mosteiro de Alcobaça will be through the Santa Maria Hotel front. The exit is through the same place. The entrance is exclusive to ticket holders. The entrance is made from 17h15 and until 15 minutes before the beginning of the show. No entry is allowed after the beginning of the show.

Safety guidelines
Masks must be worn, even with a visor.
Meet safety distances when entering the venue.
Use the hand sanitizer dispensers available in several areas of the venue.
Comply with respiratory etiquette.
Respect the distance between the seats.
No physical format of the programme notes will be handed out.
You may consult the programme notes in digital media through the access
If you have any questions, ask the room assistants for support.

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