There are literary characters that transcend their fictional existence and become transgenerational references, almost corporeal presences, like intimate friends. For many of us this is the case of Tom Sawyer, created by Mark Twain. The truth is that the author did have a friend named Tom Sawyer, who worked in maritime transport and was responsible for rescuing 90 people in an accident with a steamboat, in 1863. This performance aims to bring these two characters together and create a third Tom, already 50 years old, who works on the docks, unloading suitcases and wooden boxes. The call for help of many ships in distress crossing the ocean with hundreds of refugees, brings back the adventurous spirit of Tom's childhood, who, in the company of his friends, embodies a kind of modern-day Quixote.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Casa da Música implemented the following safety measures:
• Mandatory use of mask inside the building of Casa da Música;
• Non-invasive temperature measurement (except concerts on Sala Suggia or Sala 2);
• Hand hygiene;
• Compliance with social distancing rules.
Failure to comply with these measures prevents access to concerts, educational activities and guided tours held at Casa da Música.
You will find visible signs on the different routes and spaces of Casa da Música, as well as information regarding the rules of access, circulation and permanence (always keeping the social distance of 2 meters), as well as the maximum capacity of the different spaces.
All customer service points are equipped with acrylic barriers for protection and demarcation on the floor of the mandatory distance. All spaces are equipped with hand sanitizer dispensers that visitors should use before the start of activities, the purchase of tickets and the guided tours, among others.
We reinforced our hygiene plan, particularly in the disinfection of surfaces and objects (sanitary facilities, counters, handrails, door handles, switches), and in the ventilation of spaces with greater circulation of people.