Events | 08 Jul, 2023

Echoes of fado as the sun goes down

Saturday, 08 July
Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy
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30€ Public
15€ Resort Members
20:00 - 21:30

Join us for this new intimate musical performance

Summer in Vale do Lobo wouldn't be the same without the highly anticipated intimate open-air concerts and this year's programme promises to truly surprise and dazzle with new and exceptional concerts in the welcoming setting of the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy! 

In a new lounge area specially developed for this purpose, overlooking the tennis courts and the surrounding pinewood, the concerts take place in a very relaxed and informal concept that appeals to all family and ages. The diversified musical programme brings together exceptional quality formations and artists with distinct genres that include samba, fado, jazz, soul, classical and pop.

VALE DO LOBO MUSIC SESSIONS 2023 | Intimate musical performance by Carla Pires

As part of this year's summer music sessions at the resort, fado singer Carla Pires, accompanied by André M. Santos (classical guitar) and João Vaz (Portuguese guitar) will perform her most emblematic songs in a concert that you simply cannot miss.

Carla Pires is one of the current Portuguese artists with the largest number of international exhibitions that include hundreds of concerts in the four continents, presence in prestigious music festivals throughout Europe, performances in the most acclaimed concert halls, successful tours not only in European countries but also in Japan, which earned her exceptional reviews in newspapers and magazines of reference.

Enjoy an unforgettable experience of music with a Portuguese soul and essence in this magnificent Fado concert by Carla Pires! Feel the longing and the passion in every single note while the talented musicians play their Portuguese and classical guitars, accompanying the unrivalled voice of this Fado singer, in an inebriating ambience of melody and passion in a toast to the glowing golden rays of the sunset.

This event is part of the Vale do Lobo 2023's diversified programme of intimate concerts, bringing together amazing quality artists in an exclusive outdoor musical performance, with a limited number of participants, in the brand-new welcoming lounge setting area overlooking the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy courts.

"Vale do Lobo Summer Intimate Concerts" were specially created to provide the resort's clients and visitors with true cultural, social and leisure moments during the summer months, in an sunset atmosphere of total relaxation for all the family.

About the artist:



Carla Pires began her artistic career in 1993. She has participated in various musical projects, recorded soundtracks for television series and played roles as an actress. Between 2002 and 2005, she played the role of the young Amália Rodrigues in the musical "Amália", by Filipe La Feria. Her affirmation as a fado singer began in 2008 and since then she has pursued a unique career in Fado, marked above all by major international tours (France, Scandinavia, Holland, Japan and Austria) and performances in prestigious festivals and theatres around the world.

In 2020 Carla Pires released her fourth album, CARTOGRAFADO, where the modernity of Portuguese music of multiple roots, cosmopolitan, but also rural, national, but also travellers, is married with one of the most beautiful voices of contemporary fado. The "CARTOGRAFADO" Tour started in May 2021 with concerts in Portugal and France, continuing in 2022 in Portugal, France, Czech Republic, and a tour in Austria with 10 concerts between 27 September and 08 October 2022.

On stage, Carla Pires is accompanied by excellent musicians whose performance greatly contributes to the quality and intensity of her concerts.

§ Carla Pires has produced the most solid album of her discography (...) where she proves that she has matured wonderfully as a fado singer. When we listen to the title track (Cartografado) or 'Sei de Um Silêncio', she emerges as a totally confident and penetrating singer." Gonçalo Frota | Songlines, #158 - May2021

§ "Carla Pires is one of the greatest fado talents of this century. (...) She has one of the most beautiful and emotionally penetrating voices in contemporary fado." Cees Bronsveld | Heaven #4 /Jul-Aug 2020


Experience the perfect harmony of music and sunset

From June onwards, Vale do Lobo will host a series of intimate music sessions at the Tennis Academy, on Saturdays at 8pm, every fortnight, for a limited audience. The programme brings together top-quality artists and musical groups who will provide unforgettable performances of rhythm, talent, and melody for all ages, as the sun goes down. In addition, with a bar service available and the option of dinner reservations at the Ténis Café, these exclusive concerts are the perfect way to enjoy a summer afternoon with family or friends.

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