A Mediterranean Evening Concert
Filipa Portela and Gregor Forbes welcome you to a Mediterranean Evening of songs, and piano pieces connected with the South of France and
Filipa Portela and Gregor Forbes welcome you to a Mediterranean Evening of songs, and piano pieces connected with the South of France and Portugal.
Tickets (£16, U26 £6, children free at: Linlithgow Arts Guild – Filipa Portela and Gregor Forbes
Programme: “A Mediterranean Evening”
Delibes: Filles de Cadiz
Debussy: Fêtes Galantes, Set 1
Debussy: La sérénade interrompue (Préludes Bk. 1)
Debussy: La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (Préludes Bk. 2)
Toldrà: Seis Canciones
Debussy: La Puerta del Vino (Préludes Book 2)
Ravel: Vocalize en forme de Habanera De Falla:
Siete canciones populares españolas
Montsalvatge: Canción de cuna para dormir un negrito
Filipa Portela, Portuguese soprano, born in Avis, completed her studies in 2018. She began her training at the University of Aveiro under the tutelage of Isabel Alcobia and completed her degree and master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Helen Lawson. In July 2017 she won 1st prize at the 19th Estoril Interpretation Competition and the Public Prize ex-aequo. Since then she has performed solo in several festivals, Cistermúsica, Festoril, Póvoa do Varzim International Classical Music Festival and the Festival ao Largo, she has participated in concerts, as a soloist, with the Chamber Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras and the Philharmonia Orchestra of Beiras
Gregor Forbes (b. 1993 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a pianist and composer based in Leipzig, Germany. Gregor plays piano in the avant-garde jazz group Altered Forms Trio, and is pianist and composer for Routine Investigation Ensemble. Since 2014, Gregor has been the Artistic Director of Glasgow Experimental Music Series. Since 2021, he has been the Musical Director of the interview-concert series Neues bei Grieg at the Edvard Grieg Begegnungsstätte, Leipzig, working with composer Bernd Franke. In 2019, Gregor was the inaugural recipient of the scholarship and residency of the Hanns Eisler Haus, Leipzig, culminating in the premiere of a large-scale new work, Dissonance of Emancipation, at the Gewandhaus Musica Nova series with Ensemble Avant Garde. Gregor is mentored in composition by Antoine Beu.