The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is very proud to present Música na Bagagem an exceptional concert consecrating the end of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union and the achievement of the Creative Europe project « MUS-E ON STAGE ».
MUS-E ON STAGE is an educative and musical project carried out by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Associação Yehudi Menuhin Portugal embodying the dialogue and exchange between the EU countries and celebrating Portuguese language and heritage. The project is all based on a unique collaboration between classical Belgian musicians (the Brussels Chamber Orchestra) and traditional Portuguese musicians (conducted by Rui Amado). Together with the famous Portuguese accordionist and singer Celina da Piedade, they have developed a musical repertoire celebrating the beauty of the Portuguese musical diversity and heritage.
At the heart of this project stands the ambitious creation of a children's choir from 6 different European countries all singing a song from the Portuguese repertoire. Approximately 150 primary school children from Hungary, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus and Portugal received music workshops and learnt about the music repertoire and how to sing together one specific song. To achieve this, we have collaborated with the national organizations of the MUS-E programme created by Yehudi Menuhin in 1991. MUS-E is targeted at primary schools, mainly in Europe, which are facing the challenge of educating a growing multicultural group of children, many of whom come from migrant or disadvantaged families and are at risk of social exclusion or other societal problems.
MUS-E ON STAGE and this concert have been shattered by the covid-19 crisis. The concert will therefore be a real journey through music and image between Belgium and Portugal and the other participating countries, each bringing their cultural and musical baggage for a unique artistic encounter. Música na Bagagem is a symbol of the place of music in our societies and in providing unique places of dialogue between cultures.
Celina da Piedade (singing and accordion), Brussels Chamber Orchestra Quartet (cello, violin, alto), Rui Amado (Guitar), Antonio Bexiga (Guitar), Ricardo Silva (Guitar), Joao Maneta (percussions).
Photos and videos
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 8:00 PM
Children 9-12 yr.
Children 6-9 yr.
Youth 12-15 yr.
Youth 15-18 yr.
International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF)