Welcome to join the MARVÃO FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (MFO)!
After the continuing success of the last years, we are offering again the opportunity to take part in a Festival Orchestra, which will be built up from professional musicians, music students and experienced amateur players. The MFO is open to players of all ages and nationalities and will take place during the festival in Marvão.
Since this project will be a coproduction with Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, applications are open for all string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass), but only for a few selected wind players.
For the first time we will also create the MARVÃO FESTIVAL CHORUS (MFC).
This choir will also work with professional and non-professional singers, and will perform together with MFO.
REHEARSAL PERIOD: July 22 nd – 26 th 2019
CONCERT DATE: JULY 26 th , 21.00 Archaeological site of Ammaia – Marvão
P. I. TSCHAIKOWSKY Serenade for Strings
CARL ORFF Carmina Burana
Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa
Marvão Festival Orchestra
Marvão Festival Chorus
Sunhae Im, soprano
David James, countertenor
Dominik Köninger, baritone
Pedro Teixeira, choir director
Christoph Poppen, conductor
Pedro Teixeira will direct choir rehearsals. Assistant conductor for orchestra rehearsals will be Götz Hartmann. Christoph Poppen, Artistic Director of FIMM, will conduct the performance of Carmina Burana.
Although there is no formal requirement to be of a certain standard to take part, musicians wishing to join the ORCHESTRA should consider the programme to ascertain
whether they feel they will be able to participate fully in this project. Please send a sound file or link of your playing, together with your application.
As to join the CHORUS, everybody who has some experience in choir singing is welcome to join this great project (no need to send a sound file).
Participation in the MFO/MFC 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 participation is confirmed.
Sheet music for this programme will be provided and sent early enough to give time to practice in the weeks before the concert.
The rehearsals will take place in the morning, so that you have the possibility to visit afternoon and evening concerts of the Festival. All the MFO/MFC members are entitled to one free ticket for family and friends for their own concert and also benefit from 50% discounted single tickets/general passes for themselves to attend other concerts of the
festival (subject to availability).