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Inaugural concert for the Portuguese Presidency conducted by Maestra Joana Carneiro

Met dank overgenomen van Portugees voorzitterschap Europese Unie 1e helft 2021, gepubliceerd op zaterdag 9 januari 2021.

Fado and the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra (OSP) filled the Main Auditorium in Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon with music on 5 January during the inaugural concert for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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Carminho, Ana Moura, Sara Correia, Camané and guitarist Marta Pereira da Costa took to the stage with the OSP, conducted by Maestra Joana Carneiro, at a concert organised in honour of Amália Rodrigues, with the centenary of her birth having been celebrated in 2020.

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“Lisboa, menina e moça” sung in four voices

The concert also paid homage to Carlos do Carmo — who passed away at the age of 81 on the first day of the year - with the four fado singers and the OSP performing “Lisboa, menina e moça”, one of Carmo's best-known fados.

The concert, broadcast live on RTP TV and on Antena 1 radio, marked the official start of the Portuguese Presidency, which will run for the first six months of this year.


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