Terras Sem Sombra Festival Reinforces Strategic, Historic U.S.-Portugal Relationship

In 2019, for the first time as the nation of honor, the United States funded four concerts by top American artists at the Terras Sem Sombra Festival (TSS). TSS celebrates the Alentejo region’s music, heritage, and biodiversity. With the aim of sharing the cultural and environmental legacy of the region, the festival highlights everything from ...
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The U.S. at Festival Terras Sem Sombra

The Festival Terras Sem Sombra celebrates the music, heritage, and biodiversity of the Alentejo region.  In addition to more than a dozen classical music concerts, the festival includes master classes, thematic conferences, guided tours, and workshops.  The festival started in January and ends in July.  In its 15th year, the festival selected the United States ...
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U.S. Delphi Trio concerts in Portugal

The U.S. Embassy sponsored the talented American ensemble Delphi Trio to do a series of concerts in Portugal April 6-10.  The Trio had highly successful concerts in Leiria, Viseu, and Vila Real as part of the Embassy’s #ReforestationNation Tour in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.  The objective of the tour was to call ...
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American Band Matuto in Portugal

At the invitation of the American Embassy in Lisbon, the American band Matuto did a five-city tour of Portugal from October 28 thru November 3, 2018, with concerts in Ponta Delgada, Coimbra, Porto, and Braga to support and strengthen the connections between Portuguese and U.S. creative communities.  Matuto’s style of music, which combines Brazilian forró and ...
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American pianist Pauline Yang in Portugal

American pianist Pauline Yang to played a series of concerts sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Portugal April 25-29.   Ms. Yang’s concerts at the Centro Cultural de Cascais, the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, Queluz Palace and as part of the Terras Sem Sombra program in Ferreira do Alentejo.  The unexpected venue for the concert in Ferreira do Alentejo, at ...
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