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Let’s go to Lisbon

Happy New Year to you all! 2017 is going to be exciting here at OneStage with inspiring places to visit and great Festivals to work with.

OneStage is delighted to announce that our first British ensemble (from south London) will be taking part in Lisbon Music Fest in July 2017. We look forward to working with the festival organisers and developing our tours to this beautiful Portuguese city. The Festival, established in 2014, runs from the beginning of July to the beginning of August incorporating over thirty concerts per season with a selection of Portuguese and International Orchestras. Venues are spread at many outstanding locations (both outdoor and indoor) in Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Coimbra, Peniche, Evora.

Lisbon, with a tangible mixture or Roman, Arabic, Spanish, Moorish, Baroque and Modern Architectures has so much to offer. It has one of the warmest climates in the Mediterranean; the Trams (which can be compared to San Francisco’s, as the town in built on seven Hills); the Ascensor de Santa Justa street elevator, which connects two parts of the city by taking passengers from Baixa to the Chiado district (45metres up); The iconic Belem Tower on the banks of the Tagus River; the Pastel de Nata (the Portuguese equivalent to the British custard tart and voted one of the best in the world), and of course, its strong musical heritage – the Fado which is still played all over the city, indoors and out. Visit the Fado Museum where you can take part in one of their many workshops, including how to sing Fado.

Past Festivals have featured ensembles such as The Symphony Orchestra from Lisbon’s Music School, Mayo Youth Orchestra from Ireland, Winterthürer Jugend Sinfonie Orchester from Switzerland, The National Youth Orchestra of Canada and The National Youth Orchestra of Spain. Past programmes and festival information can be found on the festival’s website: http://lisbonmusicfest.com/en.

Direct flights are available with TAP or BA, Easyjet and Ryanair from the UK to Lisbon.

If you are looking for something special for your enemble and want to be part of this exciting musical experience, then contact OneStage for more information.

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