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As a result of the artistic and audience success achieved in previous editions of the Madeira Organ Festival, the Madeira Classical Orchestra is once again present at the 10th edition of this festival on October 26, at 9:30 pm, at Funchal Cathedral.

“It is certainly one of the highlights of this event, because our orchestra presents a unique program of our programming. The French Berlioz and Saint-Saëns fill the whole concert. De Berlioz, from” La Damnation de Faust “we have three movements, and the imposing Symphony No. 3 “With Organ” by Saint-Saëns.

Together with João Vaz, Portuguese organist, artistic director of the Madeira Organ Festival and Laura Nunes, a young organist who began his academic training in Madeira, the Madeira Classical Orchestra, by the hands of renowned conductor Martin André, presents a repertoire with works The outstanding creation of these two composers, written in the second half of the 19th century.

With the artistic and acoustic splendour of our Cathedral, the imposing Sé Church, this concert will undoubtedly mark this festival, not only for the richness of the program proposal, but also for the demand of the public who affectionately accompanies the activity of our orchestra. An extraordinary opportunity to hear the new organ of this church, which at the end of the symphony will be “reinforced” with the historical organ of the high choir. The organists, and the musicians of the Madeira Classical Orchestra under the musical direction of Martin André.

With free admission, come to feel and enjoy the beauty of this place of worship, space of culture, our Cathedral. Come contemplate the musical legacy, true heritage of humanity. Bigger creations! Not to be missed! 

From JM