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Classical and contemporary voices in music offer new meaning to the words of illustrious writers authors such as Fernando Pessoa, Sophia de Mello Breyner, or Eugénio de Andrade

The premise of "Mensagem" is a celebration of poetry and literature through music.

Star soprano Lara Martins, one of London West End's most awarded singers, joins forces with powerhouse pianist Nuno Marques,presenting a program of new music and beloved classics, entirely based on Portuguese literature and poetry. For these two artists, born in Portugal but part of the diaspora, the dissemination of Portuguese culture is an essential part of their artistic journey. This project was a natural step, which they both embraced with passion.

"Mensagem", aims to show poetry and Portuguese language in a new perspective. Through their art, writers and poets contributed to the Portuguese language becoming a point of connection around the world.

This concert brings together some of the great early 20th century Portuguese composers with contemporary voices, such as Daniel Bernardes (Portugal), Daniel Davis (England), Rodrigo Cardoso (Portugal) and Mariel Mayz (USA).





Artist Biographies

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Nuno Marques, piano
Lara Martins, soprano

at the

Residence of the Portuguese Ambassador



concert, Portuguese buffet reception/wine, Complimentary valet parking

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