PressRelease, April 2010 Concerts

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION          APRIL 2010 CONCERTS                01.04.2010
ANNE KAASA, PIANO. These concerts will be on Wednesday April 14th. and Saturday April 17th., 2010. Wednesday’s concert will feature Bach’s Italian Concerto, Beethoven’s Sonata and a dozen Etudes by Chopin. The Saturday concert will consist of Ravel’s Pavane pour une Infante défunte and 4 Chopin Ballads. This will be a very welcome return for those concert goers at the Centro Cultural who heard Anne’s last concerts in São Lourenço in September 2007.

ANNE KAASA is a Norwegian pianist resident in Lisbon.  Anne has been described by the French music revue Le Monde de la Musique as a “pianist that stands out in the crowded world of soloists by the depth of her interpretations, the fluidity of her playing and the delicacy of her touch”. She first studied in Trondheim, Norway, and then Paris and finally in Lisbon.  Anne now buy cheap viagra internet teaches at the Lisbon Conservatory.  She has played as a soloist at  prestigious concert venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, Lisbon’s Grande Auditório da Fundção Gulbenkian, Madrid’s Auditório Nationale and Bergen’s Troldhaugen. Anne has performed with orchestras including the Gulbenkian, Madrid Community, Portuguese Symphony, Florence Chamber, Porto National and the Granada.

Anne has recorded for national radio and television in France, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Norway and Portugal.  She has performed in chamber music concerts with the very well known Norwegian violinist Arve Tellefsen and the Portuguese clarinettist António Saiote.

Anne’s actress daughter Kjersti Kaasa and Anne have performed together at a concert in Belém in late 2007 organised by Portugals’s Antena 2 radio station in which Kjersti read some poetic monologs from Peer Gynt whilst Anne provided the piano accompaniment. More recently Anne played the entire Peer Gynt suite on Antena 2 in a program that was recorded. She has a repertory that extends from Bach to contemporary music.  Anne’s recordings of the works of Grieg, Ravel and Taccuchian have received great critical acclaim.

Concerts at the Centro Cultural begin at 7.30pm sharp.  Wine, lemonade and “nibbles” are served from 7.00pm.  During the interval wine and canapés are served. Entry is €25 for guests and non-members. To make a booking telephone

289395475 (between 10.00am and 7.00pm except Mondays) or send an e-mail to  ccsl@iol.pt
For more information about the Amigos visit www.amigos-de-musica.org or about São Lorenço Centro  Cultural visit
www.centroculturalsaolourenco.com or call 289395475.

MAY 2010 CONCERTS. KATYA APEKISHEVA, PIANO & JACK LIEBECK, VIOLIN. These will be on Wednesday May 26th. & Saturday May 29th., 2010.

ABOUT THE AMIGOS AND THE CENTRO CULTURAL SÃO LOURENÇO

The Centro Cultural is located next to the historic Church of São Lourenço, near Almancil, which is famous for its remarkable Azulejos or tiles. The Centro Cultural holds regular exhibitions by well known artists and sculptors. The AMIGOS is an international group of around 100 members who support the musical activities at the Centro Cultural by underwriting the concerts which are regularly performed there. 2010 is a significant year in the history of the Amigos as it marks the first twenty years of its existence. The Centro Cultural and the AMIGOS welcomes everybody to their concerts but reservations are essential.  There are also some vacancies for new AMIGOS. Please call Cristina at the Centro
Cultural São Lourenço for more information and to make booking at 289395475 (between 10.00am and 7.00pm except Mondays) or send an e-mail to  ccsl@iol.pt

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