Festival Orchestra
Next application period to open in 2018

After the great success of last year, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL MÚSICA DE MARVÃO is offering again the opportunity to take part in a Festival Orchestra, which consists of both professional and amateur players. Music students and amateurs playing at a high level are invited to play along with members of Cologne Chamber Orchestra.

The orchestra is open to players of all ages and nationalities and it will take place in two periods during and after the festival in Marvão and in Valencia de Alcántara:

First period: July 24-28 Marvão

ARTHUR HONEGGER Pastorale d’été
JOSEPH HAYDN Trumpet concerto
EDVARD GRIEG Peer Gynt Suites
Lucienne Renaudin-Vary, trumpet
Christoph Poppen, conductor

Second period: July 31 to August 5 Valencia de Alcántara

RICHARD WAGNER “Siegfried Idyll”
Götz Hartmann, conductor
Christoph Poppen, conductor

It is possible to apply for either or both of the two periods.


Concerts will take place as follows:
– July 28th during the festival in Ammaia/Marvão,
– August 4th in Valencia de Alcántara
– August 5th in Portalegre.

Rehearsals will be conducted by Götz Hartmann and by Christoph Poppen, artistic director of Marvão Festival.

Although there is no formal requirement to be of a certain standard to take part, musicians wishing to join should consider the programmes to ascertain whether they feel they will be able to participate fully in the Academy. We appreciate if you can send a sound file of your playing, together with your application.

violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombones, timpani

Participation in the Academy is free of charge. You will need to pay for travel and for your accommodation during the first week in Marvão. For the second week in Valencia de Alcántara, the city will provide accommodation to all musicians free of charge. Please note that food is not included but there are plenty of options both in Marvão and Valencia de Alcántara.

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


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