With the same enthusiasm, the same eagerness to offer audiences exceptional moments of artistic quality, the same prerequisite of excellence to reflect the musical diversity around the world, to which composers and performers give their knowledge, creativity and virtuosity, we are pleased to present you the 6th International Guitar Festival of Lagoa. In the program we prepared for the 2019 Festival, we have a little of everything, always bearing in mind the need to offer artistic quality performed in the most emblematic places, monuments and infrastructures, which in their turn, showcase the excellence of the cultural spaces in the town of Lagoa, giving this way each weekend to the public, the possibility of making their choices. From the program stands out the invitation to some excellent guitar players, adding up to 14 concerts, searching for the most diversified musical influences, from the guitar in the Opera - a novelty this year - from the Manouche guitar to Flamenco, or even Portuguese traditional music: the Fado.
As part of the program there are masterclasses, one on the 27th September, focusing on the classical guitar (Salvatore Seminara), and the other on the Manouche guitar (H2R) taking place on the 28th September. Both not to be missed. We felt it was also important that the program should include a moment dedicated to schools and the younger ones, reflecting the spirit that in 2019 the municipality devotes to the theme 'Lagoa, an Inclusive Town'.
The last concert of the 6th International Guitar Festival of Lagoa takes place on the 1st October - World Music Day - in a happy and meaningful celebration of the day.
We did our best to honour the attention, care and dedication that the Municipality of Lagoa has placed in its cultural agenda, especially in the support that it has bestowed upon the International Guitar Festival of Lagoa for the past six years.
Our aim is to offer you a program of excellence.