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Alis Ubbo Ensemble, Luis Caetano
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With the weapon of literature he helped transforming the world. He was a true writer of our time, being, as Gorki desired, a gravedigger and a breeder at the same time, gravedigger of a world coming to an end, a rotten world, and a breeder of a new world, of a new time of freedom and happiness.»
Jorge Amado about Ferreira de Castro

«With the weapon of literature he helped transforming the world. He was a true writer of our time, being, as Gorki desired, a gravedigger and a breeder at the same time, gravedigger of a world coming to an end, a rotten world, and a breeder of a new world, of a new time of freedom and happiness.»

Jorge Amado about Ferreira de Castro

Alis Ubbo Ensemble

Luis Caetano, guest narrator

 

“Les Vendredis”

Compilation from 1898 of pieces for string quartet by Glazunov, Artsybushev, Sokolov, Lyadov, Vītols, Maksimilian Osten-Sacken, Blumenfeld, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and Kopylov.

 

Selection of Ferreira de Castro’s texts.

Alis Ubbo Ensemble

The designation of Alis UBBO ENSEMBLE honours Lisbon: Alis Ubbo Is one of the first names of the city. In 1200 BC the Phoenicians founded a colony with the name of Alis Ubbo which means “safe harbour” or “light cove”.

Alis Ubbo Ensemble has performed in concerts promoted by Antena 2, having also recorded for this radio channel and for RTP. The ensemble has debuted in the Days of Music at the Cultural Centre of Belém in 2013, returning in 2014, 2015 and 1017. In 2017 it performed in the Cycle of Music at Capuchos Monestary and in 2014 and 2015 at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. In 2015 the ensemble participated in the Cycle “Mais Novos”. In Abril of the same year it performed in the opening of the Indie Festival of Lisbon and, in August, participated in Don Giovanni play with staging done by Paulo Sousa Costa. This ensemble debut was in the Coliseums of Lisbon and Oporto and also in the Altice Arena, performing in concerts of Músicas do Mundo and in the project “Músicas em Degradé – Da Ópera ao Rock”. In 2014 and 2015 it performed in the Clássicos na Rua (EGEAC). In July, 2017, played in the Concerts Season at the Capela do Paço Ducal in Vila Viçosa.

Alis Ubbo Ensemble has already shared the stage with Ana Bela Chaves, Mário Laginha, João Paulo Santos, Ana Pereira, Nuno Inácio, Nuno Silva, Sandra Medeiros, Ricardo Parreira, Teresa Macedo, Ângelo Rodrigues, Pedro Gil and also with the fado singers Hélder Moutinho, Pedro Moutinho and Camané. The ensemble has collaborated with the writer José António Abad Varela and with the illustrators Emílio Urbruaga and Manuel San Payo and debuted works of the Portuguese composers Luís Cipriano, Nuno Feist, Lino Guerreiro, Tiago Derriça and Miguel Sobral Curado.