“From 5th to 27th May, different sounds spread through the streets, squares, gardens, palaces and cultural centers of the romantic village. The Sintra Festival arrives with its 52nd edition, with Adriano Jordão being the artistic director, and the piano as a featured element in this first weekend of this music celebration. The Sintra Festival arrives at the 52nd edition, with Adriano Jordão being the artistic director, and the piano as a featured element in this first weekend of music celebration. This Friday, the 5th, pianist Olga Prats will inaugurate the program at 21.30 at the Olga Cadaval Cultural Center. In his 65-year career he will share the stage with guests such as António Victorino de Almeida, Artur Pizarro and Alejandro Erlich-Oliva. The room receives the same day the Belgian composer and pianist Wim Mertens, who will present a new show. Olga Cadaval reopens its doors on May 13th to welcome Anna Malikova (16.30) and Mário Laginha (21.30), accompanied by the School Orchestra of Sintra.
To close the first weekend of the festival, Lígia Moreno brings the best of the South American school to the scenery of Quinta da Piedade, with a menu made of the Suite Holberg de Grieg, the 4th Sonata de Scriabin, A Prole do Bebé , Villa-Lobos, and Paintings of an Exhibition, by Mussorgsky. But there is more. The National Palace of Queluz is another destination of this musical script. On May 12th, the Throne Room receives Vladimir Viardo. The 26th is the turn of Galliano Trio. The next day, there is a promenade at the Terreiro, with performances by the Army Symphony Band and the Lisbon Cantat Choir. Do not forget the National Palace of Sintra, of course. It is in the Swan Room that the audience will listen to Amarcord Wien (19 May, 21.30) and Hugo Wolf Quartet (21 May, 19.30).
Also the 20 and 21 must reserve some space in the agenda, this time given the invitation to enjoy the outdoor party. Sons da Rua is the motto for a set of initiatives that occupy the Round of Shower, the Garden of the Correnteza and the Terreiro Rainha Dona Amélia.” Source Timeout