Les Abbagliati will perform on the 19th of June in Barrancos, which marks the start of the 17th season of the Festival Terras sem Sombra, in a weekend that also includes a visit to the built heritage and landscape of the village and an action of awareness of geodiversity.
According to the organization, cited by the Sul Informação portal, this edition has as its motto “Through the Fire: Contingencies, Expectations and Overcomings in Western Music (16th-21st Centuries)”, featuring, on different stages in Alentejo, performers from two countries Europeans.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, concerts by ensembles from the Czech Republic and other countries had to be rescheduled from the previous edition, and now join the presence of artists from Belgium, the guest country of this 2021 edition.
The Festival will take place between June and October, offering, in the host municipalities, in addition to music, activities related to Heritage and Biodiversity. The initiatives, with free and free entry, take place on weekends and are subject to sanitary rules determined by the health authorities, within the scope of the fight against the pandemic.
Thus, on the inaugural weekend of the festival, Les Abbagliati will perform at the Cineteatro de Barrancos, Saturday (19th), at 9:30 pm. In a quartet format, the group presents the singer Soetkin Elbers (soprano), Sien Huybrechts (flute), Rona Kernoa (cello and viola da gamba) and Dimos de Beun (harpsichord), key artists in the European music scene of today.
Alongside this musical moment, Heritage and Biodiversity Safeguard actions are also planned. On Saturday afternoon, at 3 pm, there is a guided tour of the village of Barrancos, entitled “Between Alentejo and Andalusia”. This initiative will reflect on the particularities of urbanism and architecture (traditional and classical) in the region, extending the invitation to observe the geodiversity of the Ribeira de Múrtega Valley, under the guidance of geologist João Matos, from the National Laboratory of Geology and Energy.
The Festival Terras sem Sombra 2021 will continue on June 26 and 27, in Alter do Chão, with the presence of the group La Ritirata, in a concert under the theme “Il Spiritillo Brando: Court Music in the Iberian Peninsula and in the Viceroyalty of Naples (16th-17th centuries)”.
Arraiolos (July 3rd and 4th), Santiago do Cacém (July 17th and 18th), Castelo de Vide (July 31st and August 1st), Beja (August 7th and 8th), Sines (August 21st and 22nd) , Ferreira do Alentejo (4th and 5th September), Viana do Alentejo (12th and 13th September) and Vila Nova de Milfontes, (18th and 19th September) will follow in the programming of the current season of the Festival.
It should be noted that the Festival Terras sem Sombra is a cultural season that, traveling through different municipalities in the Alentejo, proposes a program that includes classical music, heritage and the safeguarding of biodiversity.
Promoted by the Pedra Angular association – a non-profit cultural and scientific entity founded in 1996 – the Festival is a civil society initiative that aims to make known to a wide audience a territory, the Alentejo, which stands out for its environmental and cultural values. and scenic and has one of the best preservation rates in Europe.
@ Tribuna Alentejo