"Proximidades" brings live concerts to Albufeira

"Proximidades" brings live concerts to Albufeira


“Proximidades”, a cycle of free concerts with artists and technicians from Albufeira and with live streaming via YouTube, will continue next Saturday, the 16th. This time, at 9:30 pm, the pair Gonçalo Pescada and Carla Pontes will take the stage, for a very special moment, from JS Bach to Piazzolla.

In order not to lose your performance, just connect to “albufeiraPT”. Until June, the concerts scheduled for the Municipal Auditorium are “online”.

The program for next Saturday's concert ranges from J. S. Bach and Caccini to Gershwin and Astor Piazzolla, also including works by the Portuguese composer Zeca Afonso.

The alignment is: J. S. Bach (1685-1750) – “Jesu, Joy of man ́s desiring” (Cantata BWV 147); G. Caccini (1551-1618) – “Avé Maria”; José Afonso (1929-1987) – “Balada de Outono” and “Cantigas do Maio”; Carlos Paredes (1925-2004) – “Verdes Anos”; V. Vlassov (b. 1936) – “Steps”; G. Gershwin (1898-1937) – “Summertime”, “The man I love” and “I got rhythm” and, finally, the classic Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), “Oblivion”, “Vuelvo al sur” and "Yo soy Maria".

This concert is live and free to watch on the Youtube Channel “albufeiraPT”. The artists work with the recommended distance from each other and for several cameras of capture and live transmission.

The mayor of Albufeira says that "this initiative aims to enhance the role of local artists, giving them the opportunity to show their talent, contributing in some way to mitigate the cancellation of several shows".

José Carlos Rolo adds that «this Program is being prepared for the months of May and June, and may be more comprehensive due to the evolution of the situation» and underlines that «this is the first of several cultural initiatives to be implemented and there are also availability to collect suggestions from the artistic community ”.

The mayor also mentions the importance of "in this period of confinement, we bring art and culture to people, using existing technological means and within what are the required safety standards".

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