This is the moment when people need to understand, share and build not only the present, but also to have a vision of the future, and that is why culture is fundamental and the support of the Autarchy indispensable.
It is in this spirit that the Municipality of Lagoa, despite all the constraints, carries out its 7th Lagoa International Guitar Festival, framed in the theme that the Municipality values as strategic for the next few years “Lagoa, Sustainable Town”, this year with the singularity of celebrating 500 Years of the Place of Ferragudo (Castle S. João do Arade). In 2020, we tried to schedule the 13 Concerts, as in previous years, in different locations in the municipality, thus valuing the artistic and cultural heritage of the Town of Lagoa, as well as offering different thematic proposals. We will open the Festival on September 12th in the church of Ferragudo, in honor of the 500 Years of the Place of Ferragudo, with guitarist Francisco Morais Franco and Ensemble Med; and on the 13th, in the church of Estombar, we will hear Ricardo Leitão Pedro and Castra Leuca trio.
On the following weekend, at Sítio das Fontes - we will have the opportunity to listen on September 19th, 5 Ex Band and Galandum Galundaina; the following day, the 20th, in the Church of Porches, we will be in the unique presence of the soloists’ group from the Portuguese Orchestra of Guitars and Mandolins.
In the last weekend of September, we have an exceptional program, starting on the 25th at the Cultural Centre of São José’s Convent with the Aighetta Quartett, and the next day, the 26th, at the amphitheater of Carvoeiro we will be listening to Valencia Guitar Duo and the interesting and singular group Ó Chibinha, ending on Sunday 27th, at Sítio das Fontes - with the Portuguese guitars and 7 strings by Miguel Amaral & Yuri Reis and the famous quartet of the renowned flamenco performer Jesús Guerrero.
We will close the International Guitar Festival of Lagoa on October 1st - World Music Day - at the Carlos do Carmo Auditorium, with the extraordinary Andalusian Concert by Joaquin Rodrigo performed by the Concordis Guitar Quartet and the Bontempo Orchestra.
The intention of the Artistic Direction of the 7th Lagoa International Guitar Festival is to provide culture of quality in each concert, gathering in the intimacy of each one, moments of Hope fundamental to the sustainability of our lives.