Music becomes more realistic when it stems from the impressions left by the immense authenticity of the all-encompassing popular art. At least that was what Béla Bartók thought and wrote, finding his artistic path through an absolute immersion in traditional Hungarian music. The set of short Hungarian Peasant Songs that opens this program is one of the admirable fruits resulting from the ethnographic collections he used as a source for countless compositions. Years later, his compatriot Ligeti followed his footsteps: the Romanian Concerto is a reflection of his deep love for Romanian music and folk traditions. The other pieces featured in this concert followed different paths, highlighting the emotional dimension and complexity of Samuel Barber's Second Essay, one of the most appreciated works by this famous North American composer. The concert will be in the hands of Nuno Coelho, a conductor from Porto with a burgeoning international career since winning the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition, in 2017.
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;
• 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.
Rules and guidelines for attending concerts at Sala Suggia
• To maintain social distancing requirements, this concert has no allocated seats. The PDF of the ticket sent to your email will contain only the chosen queue. The seat will be assigned to you upon arrival, as indicated by the room assistants;
• To access Sala Suggia, use the following doors: Rows C to K - 2nd floor door; Rows L to Z - 3rd floor door;
• When exiting Sala Suggia, use the door closest to your seat, following the signs on the floor.
• If you need help, please ask a room assistant.