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Setúbal Music Festival returns in May under the theme of inclusion

The Setúbal Music Festival returns to that city for the ninth edition, from May 23 to 27, and brings together national and international artists under the sign of inclusion.

The program of the festival will be “rich and eclectic – inspired once again in the theme ‘Home’- which will include great pieces of the classical repertoire, passing also more energetic and jazzistic rhythms and other sonorities from farther places,” announced the promoter in a note press.

The festival will open on May 23 with the performance of singer Beatriz Nunes and her jazz quartet, followed by maestro Paulo Lourenço, with the Chamber Choir of the Superior School of Music of Lisbon, on the second day of the festival.

The Portuguese Symphony Orchestra presents a program centred on the composer Gustav Mahler, along with young instrumentalists from the region of Setúbal and directed by the conductor Joana Carneiro.

The winner of the Young Musicians 2017 Award, André Gaio Pereira, will be present in two concerts, first as solo violinist and then directing the Festival’s Camerata, which gathers in Portugal, at least once a year, “some of the most talented young musicians professionals from Setúbal, to play together and inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.

During the festival will also be presented the second International Symposium on Music, Health and Welfare, extended to two days of public presentations of experts and professionals from Portugal, Great Britain and other countries.

Topics range from music in maternity wards to retirement homes for the elderly and include musical projects involving the homeless and integrating refugees and asylees.

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