Artistic Director - Norberto Gomes
Memory and Renovation!
Upon entering the 59th year of the existence of the Madeira Classical Orchestra, we also begin the 10th season of our current challenging and gratifying artistic model.
The preparation of each season is influenced by our memory, by the orchestra’s history right back to its genesis, by the sensibilities, perceptions and facts that tell us about our evolution. Each season consists of contributions that allow us to reconstruct and renovate, season after season, this historical memory, solidifying its identity and, in this way, respecting past legacy whilst also looking firmly to the future.
We want to continue to approach and interpret stimulating and demanding orchestral works. It is for this reason that we salute old friends with open arms, we approach masterpieces of the musical repertoire that were bequeathed to us with reverence, promoting and sharing works from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuary; we also welcome recent and new repertoire, with an emphasis on new works, and in this way add more history to our story. This appreciation extends to our musicians, soloists and conductors, and also to the public.
An orchestra that looks at young people as a very important potential in the construction of history. We think, recognize and believe in young people as a force of renewal in music. To this end, we continue the Young Soloists Cycle, which began in the 2013/2014 season. This cycle was conceived with the focus and determination to enhance the artistic education in the region, giving stage and stimulating the careers of young musicians who had their initial formation in Madeira and have excelled in their higher education.
This is the ambition of our season.
This new season, which will feature exceptional and outstanding musicians from the national and international music scene, will offer a compact and diverse programming, with suggestions from chamber music to symphonic proposals with greater goals of serving the art in general, music, and in particular our audience.
An orchestra bound by a common interest of permanent tribute to the creators and performers. An orchestra reverent towards music and its creators, and irreverent in its contemplation and the dream that guides each one of us.
The return to our activity, with the Inaugural Concert of the Season, deserves to be celebrated. Evan-Alexis Christ will conduct, with the musicians of Madeira Classical Orchestra, a program of great importance and significance and will count, as soloist, with the trumpet player Sergei Nakariakov, who has played the most prestigious stages in the world with prominent orchestras.
May the Madeira Classical Orchestra have the power, and that this is inevitable, to contaminate the public through deep love for music. May we be able to go beyond, to touch the essence and the divine in music and be able to share it with others.
For personal cultural enrichment, the Madeira Classical Orchestra invites you to be present, to accompany, living this experience with your own senses, in a manifestation of exaltation of life.
We wish you a warm welcome to our Orchestra's season.
May art illuminate us and, through the magic of each musical piece, be with us.