June 4-13, 2021
LA REVERDIE Medieval ensemble (Italy)
Friday, June 4, 2021 – 21:00 h
Igrexa de Santiago das Caldas (Ourense)
DANIEL LIGORIO Piano (Cataluña)
Sunday, June 6, 2021 – 20:00 h
Mosteiro de Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil (Nogueira de Ramuín, Ourense)
NEBRA, EL TRIUNFO DE LA MÚSICA Documentary (Aragón)
Friday, June 11, 2021 – 20:00 h
Teatro Principal (Ourense)
FORMA ANTIQVA Baroque music group (Asturias)
Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 20:00 h
Mosteiro de Santa María (Xunqueira de Espadanedo, Ourense)
IÑAKI ALBERDI Accordion (País Vasco)
Sunday, June 13, 2021 – 20:00 h
Mosteiro de San Pedro de Rocas (Esgos, Ourense)
Asociación Cultural Pórtico Musical de Ourense
Deputación de Ourense
With the support of:
Xunta de Galicia
Concello de Nogueira de Ramuín
Concello de Xunqueira de Espadanedo
Concello de Esgos
Bodega Joaquín Rebolledo
Parroquia de Santiago de Las Caldas
Parador de Santo Estevo
Teatro Principal de Ourense
Parroquia de Xunqueira de Espadanedo
Conservatorio de Música de Ourense
Liceo de Ourense
Igrexa de Santiago das Caldas
Mosteiro de Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil
Mosteiro de Santa María de Xunqueira de Espadanedo
Mosteiro de San Pedro de Rocas
This 2021 edition Pórtico do Paraíso Festival opens with a concert dedicated to Santiago de Compostela Holy Year, thanks to the program O teu Xacobeo from Galician government, Xunta de Galicia. We will enjoy the worldwide known early music Italian ensemble La Reverdie, who returns to the Festival with the program Santiago in medieval devotion, an original vision of the Saint and his influence during the period.
After this openning concert and for the first time in the festival story, we are having three concerts in the Ribeira Sacra region, just a few weeks before knowing if the area is recognized by the UNESCO as World Heritage. This way we try to put the focus in the cultural possibilities this place has.
In Santo Estevo pianist Daniel Ligorio, one of the best pianists on Spanish scene, will play the program Cuatro estaciones porteñas en Broadway, with works by Gershwin and Bernstein. The program is a trib-ute to the exceptional Argentine bandoneonist and composer Astor Piazzolla, in the first centenary of his birth in Mar del Plata.
The concert at Xunqueira de Espadanedo Monastery will be held by award-winning Baroque music en-semble Forma Antiqva. Their program Farándula castiza will take us to Madrid in the mid-eighteenth cen-tury, a period of exacerbated musical creativity, where a new language emerged, the combination of Spanish baroque music and Italian music played by the many Italian musicians who worked for the Spanish court.
In San Pedro de Rocas Monastery an absolute reference of the accordion in Spain, Iñaki Alberdi, will make Open the Door!, El acordeón a partir de Piazzolla with the constant presence of this composer and works from other periods, creating a strong and suggestive sound contrast and contributing to the great musician’s centenary as well.
In addition, we will have the opportunity to premiere an extremely interesting documentary dedicated to José de Nebra (1702-1768), the most important Spanish composer of his time, with the presence of its director and the starring musicologist of the film.
Wonderful medieval, baroque, contemporary music performed by excellent musicians in beautiful careful-ly selected places. My thanks to the public and private institutions that are making it possible. Let’s enjoy it!
Juan Enrique Miguéns
Festival Pórtico do Paraíso Artistic Director
Portico do Paraíso International Music Festival was born in February 2008 in an attempt to fill a void in Ourense musical life. It was intended to offer the city the opportunity to listen to top level worldwide renowned soloists and ensembles in the best buildings of Ourense architectural heritage.
The Cathedral, whose portico names the Festival, has a special role because it is where the festival usually starts. Unfortunately this is the second festival the opening concert cannot take place because we do not have ANY financial support from Ourense Council. There are also exhibitions, lectures and meetings with musicians that create a lively musical atmosphere as long as the festival lasts.
This 2021 edition, with a special focus on Santiago de Compostela Holy Year and Ribeira Sacra region, is sponsored by Diputación de Ourense – Ourense regional government- and has the support of Nogueira de Ramuin, Xunqueira de Espadanedo and Esgos councils, together with Galician government through Xacobeo 2021-22 and AGADIC. We want to thank Joaquín Rebolledo winery, CO.SA.GA hospital, Eligio Rodríguez Joyeros, Musical González music store and INAEM for their support.
Festival de Música Pórtico do Paraíso
Apdo. 1219 – 32080 Ourense