Tuesday, May 20, 2014

J Serra Catholic HS presents "4 of July - Independence Day Special Concert" at Palace Foz, July 4, 7 pm

Incantato proudly presents J Serra Catholic HS Chamber Choir and Advanced Women's Ensemble on July 4, at 7 pm, for all the American community and the Portuguese audiences.
The magnificent Palácio Foz, in Lisbon, is the venue chosen for the Independence Day Special Concert, co-hosted by the US Embassy and Incantato Concert Tours.
This will also be the final concert of the 2014 J Serra Catholic HS Performance Tour to Spain and Portugal, and will take place on July 4th, at 7 pm.

The neo-classical Palácio Foz, originally called Palácio Castelo Melhor, was designed by the Italian architect Francesco Saviero (or Francisco Xavier) Fabri, and built shortly after the great earthquake in 1755, for the Marquês de Castelo Melhor. 

Mirror Hall for concerts
It was purchased by the Marquês de Foz in 1886 when it received the first of many facelifts.

It is magnificently decorated internally and the ballroom features outstanding paintings by Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, (1857-1929), one of the leading painters of his generation and a master of realism in Portugal. 

It now houses 11 different institutional offices, and a very rich Cultural Program at the concert hall Sala dos Espelhos (Mirror Hall). Among the institutions there is an Art and Cinema Museum, a Lisbon’s Tourist Information centre and important cultural gobernment and private entities.

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