Festival Orchestra
Applications open until 20th of May!

After the great success in 2016 and 2017, MARVÃO INTERNACIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL is offering again the opportunity to take part in a Festival Orchestra, which consists of professional musicians, music students and advanced amateur players.

The MARVÃO FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (MFO) is open to players of all ages and nationalities and will take place during the festival in Marvão.

The following instruments are required:
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, timpani, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass.

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PERIOD: July 23-27

JULY 27th, 21.00 Ruins of the Roman Town of Ammaia – Marvão

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN “Prometheus” Overture, op. 43
JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D major, op. 47
NINO ROTA Trombone Concerto in C (1966)
JOHANNES BRAHMS Three ‘Hungarian Dances’: Nos. 1, 5 & 6

Donghyun Kim, violin
Fabrice Millischer, trombone
Christoph Poppen, conductor

Sheet music for this programme will be provided and sent early enough to give time to practice in the weeks before the Academy.

Rehearsals will be conducted by Christoph Poppen, artistic director of FIMM, and his assistant conductor Götz Hartmann.

Although there is no formal requirement to be of a certain standard to take part, musicians wishing to join should consider the programme to ascertain whether they feel they will be able to participate fully in the Academy. Please send a sound file or link of your playing together with your application. (Musicians who have already been part of MFO during the last years do not need to send a sound file).

Participation in the Academy is free, but you will have to pay for your travels, food and accommodation.
There is an application fee of 100€, non-refundable, which needs to be paid only after your application is accepted.


Applications for Festival Orchestra 2018 closed!

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July 20, 2018
Free direct shuttles Lisbon-Marvão
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July 18, 2018
Change in the programme in July 25th.
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July 11, 2018
While attending our concerts, your children can safely stay on a confortable and reserved place.
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