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As Fábulas de La Fontaine – Concertos para Famílias

Sunday, December 9th, 2018 @ 16:00 - 17:00

Orquestra Juvenil Metropolitana
Sunday, December 9, 4:00 p.m., São Jorge Cinema

About the qualities and defects of all of us, we are told stories of morals. But because man is a complicated being, the fable has been invented to illustrate behaviors that are simpler if they are played by animal characters. Let us be children or grown-up, we all perceive the fool’s false disdain beneath some delicious grapes, which he desires but does not reach. We recognize the recklessness of the Ferret that lets herself get fat in the food pantry when she knew how to escape if she could overcome gluttony. How many times do we remember the constancy of the tortoise and the zealous care of the ant? They are small narratives like these that we owe to Aesop, still from the times of Ancient Greece, and later to Jean de La Fontaine, who already in the seventeenth century gave them a truly universal popularity. At his meeting, the composer Lino Guerreiro and the young musicians of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra were inspired by such wise allegories. Together with teachers at the Metropolitan Conservatory, they challenge us to participate in a concert that will awaken our consciences, in the genuine curiosity of those who leaf through an old book for the first time.

Original music by Lino Guerreiro inspired by the Fables of La Fontaine «The Fox and the Grapes», «The Old Man the Boy and the Donkey», «The Hare and the Turtle», «The Fox and the Stork», «The Wolf and the Cordeiro “,” The Crow and the Fox “,” The Ferret in the Pantry “,” The Lion and the Mosquito “and” The Cicada and the Ant “- for a quartet of woodwinds and orchestra.

António Mega Ferreira, translation and adaptation of texts

Sofia Cosme, transverse flute
Miguel Costa, clarinet
Matilde Reys (student EPM), oboe
Nuno Mourão (student ANSO), bassoon

Elio Leal, teacher
Susana Henriques, narration

[Concert in the ambit of the 520 Year Commemorations of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa]



Sunday, December 9th, 2018
16:00 - 17:00
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Av. da Liberdade 175,
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