240 years ago, two great Stateswomen of outstanding vision and wisdom, Empress Catherine II and Queen Dona Maria I, decided to establish diplomatic relations between Russia and Portugal, thus formally connecting two great nations and two great people.
Therefore, the year 2019 is not only a year of celebration and remembrance but also of renewed relations with eyes set on the future, whether on the political, cultural or economic sphere.
The titular organist of the Church of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, João Vaz, will perform at the House of Music of Moscow on the 26th of November.
The Concert gives a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the rich and original tradition of the Portuguese organ performance. The program includes works of J.S. Bach and of German composers of the XVII-XIX centuries as well as organ music of Portuguese composers of the XVI-XX centuries.
For more information: https://www.mmdm.ru/event/organnye-shedevry-bakha-zhoau-vazh-3756
The first Russian anthology of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen’s poetry will be presented on November 6th at the Ibero-American Cultural Center of the Russian Library of Foreign Literature (VGBIL). The edition of the book is dedicated to the centenary of the poet.
A publication by the Rudomino Book Center with the support of the Embassy of Portugal in Russia, the Camões, IP and the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries (DGLAB).
The presentation starts at 18.30 pm.
For more information: https://iberoamerikanskiy-kulturn.timepad.ru/event/1094153/
The Embassy of Portugal in Moscow and the Consular Section of this Embassy will be closed on the 4th of November due to a holiday.
An unprecedented concert of Portuguese and Russian guitars will take place on October 19th at 7pm at the Moscow House of Music.
The virtuous Portuguese guitar player, Luis Guerreiro, will perform to the public of Moscow alongside Carlos Manuel Proença (classic guitar). Luis Guerreiro accompanies the most prominent voices of fado, and performs regularly at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Altice Arena in Lisbon, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall in New York and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
On the Russian side, Romen Theater guitarist and improviser Valery Basov, in a duet with Mikhail Oleshenko, will perform the seven-stringed Russian guitar, a Russian instrument whose history goes back over 200 years, transporting us into the atmosphere of Russian and Gypsy melodies..
The concert is an unique guitar duel, which is included in the program of commemorations of the 240th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Portugal and Russia, is an initiative of the Portuguese Embassy in Moscow, in collaboration with the Moscow House of Music, with the support of Camões, IP.