As part of the Saturday Encounters programme, the Soares dos Reis National Museum proposes a concert by the Duo Spiritus Filum, on September 16th, at 7 pm. The event has free entry, subject to space capacity.
Leonor Maia, the harpist, and Francisco Barbosa, the flutist, make up the Duo Spiritus Filum. The two met in Vienna, while participating in musical projects, and have since played in several concert halls in Portugal, Austria and Germany. This year, they participated in the International Harp Festival in Brazil.
The Duo Spiritus Filum project consists of a musical journey, based on Classicism, mainly with works originally composed for harp and flute, which demonstrates the progression and evolution of music in different periods in the history of music.
The second movement of Mozart’s concerto for harp and flute and orchestra is extremely important to highlight a work from the classical period, composed by one of the greatest composers in history, who chose these two instruments as soloists and presented them together, beginning a long tradition for this duo formation.
This musical journey includes several relevant composers from different periods and musical styles, such as Fauré and Massenet and ends with Lex Van Delden, a contemporary Dutch composer, survivor of the Second World War, who composed several important works for harp and flute and received numerous awards for his his compositions; and Piazzolla, a composer known to everyone and who brings a different style, tango rhythms and jazz influences to this program.