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.
On the 9th of September at 7pm, the DSCH –Shostakovitch Ensemble of the Portuguese Filipe Pinto Ribeiro (piano), with Corey Cerovsek (violin, Canada) and Adrian Brendel (cello, United Kingdom) will perform in Moscow at the Malyi hall of the Tchaikovski Conservatory.
The Ensemble – formed in 2006 at the time of the centenary of Shostakovitch’s birth and precisely with the purpose of paying homage to the late composer – will perform compositions from the Russian composer and Mozart. This will also be the premiere of their CD in Russia, which is not only the Ensemble’s first recording, but also the world’s first complete recording of the chamber music for piano and strings composed by Shostakovitch.
This is an initiative of the Embassy of Portugal in Moscow with the support of Camões, IP, and is included in the program of the commemorations of the 240th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Portugal and Russia.
Within the context of the commemorations of the 240th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Portugal and Russia, the Musical Theatre Helikon-Opera will host an exhibition of paintings by Luís Vieira-Baptista and tapestry by Andrei Madekin under the name “Harmony and Contrasts”. The works will be on display between the 6th of September and the 7th of October.
This initiative is the result of the collaboration between the Charitable Foundation P.M Tretiakov, the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow, the Musical Theatre Helikon-Opera, the Embassy of Portugal in Russia and the Embassy of Russia in Portugal, with the support of Sharing Foundation and STDM Investimentos Imobiliários S.A..
The Portuguese Beach Soccer National Team qualified on Saturday for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2019 which will be held in Paraguay between 21st of November and the 1st of December. The National Team has ensured its 9th participation in a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
The Embassy was represented by the Chargé d’Affaires, Councellor João Gil Freitas.
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