Mediterraneo by L’Arpeggiata - Macao Cultural Centre

Macao Cultural Centre

Mediterraneo by L’Arpeggiata

Classical Music
16.03.2024    Sat 20:00 Grand Auditorium
Approx. 90 minutes, without intermission
Suitable for aged 6 or above
$400, $300, $250, $200
Event Completed

The organizer reserves the right to alter the programme and/or the performers.


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Organizer:Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government

An early music odyssey

Crossing over the cultural traces of an ancient region, we’re off sailing, pushed faraway by a fabulous sonic wave. Mediterraneo takes us back to the roots of old civilizations through vocal and instrumental marvel. Traveling between Turkey and Portugal, navigating by the shores of Greece and Italy, Christina Pluhar leads her Baroque musical ensemble L’Arpeggiata, bringing together an array of amazing voices and the mood-setting moves of a dancer. From the soulfulness of fado music to the unique harmonies of medieval Greek and Italian tunes this concert is living proof that the sea, rather than separating, connects hearts and minds.

Cruising the sunny waters of Mediterranean poetic tradition, we will feel like walking on crackling sand to the sound of old tarantellas and folk chants performed like they used to, many centuries ago, in the shadows of narrow cobblestoned streets or in distant olive groves. In a constant, enchanting dialogue, amidst effortless improvisationsthe voices on stage will be interacting mostly with stringed Mediterranean instruments, like the lira and the theorbo.  Let us then be rocked by the gentle, captivating musicality of a region where cultural diversity keeps unveiling unsuspected affinities. A blessing to our ears.


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"Entertaining and educational, it should appeal equally to early-music buffs and world-music fans" – The Independent

"A fascinating project designed to embody the notion that “the sea does not separate cultures, it connects them– The Independent

"Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L’Arpeggiata have made a speciality of fusing cultures and musical styles" –