Events | 27 Aug, 2021
CLASSIC SOUNDS Weekend (Friday)
Intimate musical performance "Las Mujeres y Cuerdas" by Ideias do Levante
VALE DO LOBO MUSIC SESSIONS 2021 | THE CLASSIC SOUNDS WEEKEND
We are thrilled to feature this intimate spectacle as part of Vale do Lobo Music Sessions: a summer of themed outdoor concerts featuring harp, violin, Portuguese guitar, jazz and classic sounds hosted at the stunning setting of Vale Real experience area, overlooking one of our iconic golf lakes. These exclusive open-air music performances, with very limited number of participants, are sure to provide unforgettable evening entertainment. A place to take it all in, soak up the sunset, the music and the surrounding views for ultimate relaxation.
As a culminating point in the month of brilliant musical performances, this weekend Vale do Lobo presents an intimate concert of classical music by the Cultural Association Ideias do Levante marked by the talent of Carla Pontes (soprano) and Chiqui Garcia (classical guitar) in the interpretation of great themes from a classical repertoire of Spanish composers.
"Las Mujeres y Cuerdas" is a voice and guitar dialogue where songs of romantic love, of jealousy, innocence and stray hearts intertwine in this intimate recital taking us through three centuries of music. Carla Pontes, accompanied by Chiqui García offer a bouquet of pieces of great beauty that represent the symbiosis between the popular and alternative.
Human Tonos, from the Spanish Baroque, reserved for the salons of the bourgeoisie, were sung in the comedy theatres and Spanish Seguidillas from the 19th century. The recital is completed with a selection of popular songs by the poet Federico García Lorca. In his texts, the humour and irony are mixed in a typical singing of cafés of the early 20th century.
About the artists:
CARLA PONTES (soprano) | Born in Lisbon and graduated in artistic education, she started her lyrical singing studies with professor Birgit Wegemann in 2004. Since then she has attended workshops, courses, seminars, private lessons and masterclasses in Portugal and abroad. Despite her training in lyric singing, she has always felt comfortable in other musical styles. Parallel to her artistic activity as a singer, she provides counselling and preparation of young people and adults for auditions, competitions and television castings, as well as private vocal technique lessons. She has conducted studies and training in the field of sound therapy and particularly the therapeutic exploration of voice, body and movement, bringing this approach to her classes and sessions. She organises retreats and sessions of vocal liberation and emotional expression through the voice. She has been part of several musical projects, including Dell'Acqua, Opera Night, Lyra, Opera Rocks, and Voice & Accordion. Visit her work at carlapontes.info and singingbeyond.com.
CHIQUI GARCIA (guitar) | Born in Montijo, Badajoz (Spain). He studied classical guitar with Juan Guillermo Burgos Romero in Badajoz, obtaining an "honourable mention". He moved to Seville, where he completed his studies of classical guitar and then flamenco guitar at the Cristina Heeren Foundation, receiving lessons in different disciplines with Eduardo Rebollar, Miguel Ángel Cortes and at the Cristóbal de Morales Conservatory in Seville with Guillermo Ligero. He is a versatile musician and has always been open to other languages, as well as to the tradition of oriental music, which has allowed him to know and handle not only string instruments such as the bouzouki and the saz, but also classical and popular percussion instruments from the Near East and the Maghreb. He is a member of the groups Caravasar, Samarcanda, Praça Onze and Trio Nomad, with whom he has made different recordings and toured in Morocco, France, Portugal and Italy, as well as in Spain. He composed music for the theatre adaptation "Memoirs of Adriano" with the company La Tarasca. He is a member of the Classical Theatre Company of Seville. He taught classes in different venues and held conferences at the universities of Salamanca, Murcia and Cartagena, as well as several C.A.P ("curso de adaptación pedagógica") courses for teaching centres for teachers.
Duration: 1 hour
Limit of participants: 30 pax
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ENSURING THE SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF OUR COMMUNITY
WE FOLLOW ALL DGS RECOMMENDATIONS
- Most of our activities are organised outdoors
- We ask you to book in advance, ideally online or at Reception
- Places are limited to to ensure all safety conditions
- Please wear a mask to access the resort experiences and events
- We provide hand sanitizers in visible areas across the Resort
- We may measure your temperature or ask travel questions
- We request all participants to follow preventive measures, such as hand disinfection before and also during the musical performance
WE ARE BACK TO ON-SITE OPEN AIR CONCERTS!