to Apr 28 | CLASSICAL FESTIVAL | Dias da Música em Belém | Belém | FREE to 14.5€
For four days, Centro Cultural de Belem becomes host to all things classical music, with an ear to raising the next generation of composers and performers. Throughout the day, CCB hosts masterclasses by some of the most talented musicians working today; by night, there are concerts by international stars of classical music, as well as youngsters who will one day take their place at the top.
There’s a lot going on: our recommendation for Dias da Música is to look at the program first — it’s in Portuguese, but music is universal, right? — pick a few concerts you definitely want to hear based on the composer or piece, and make room to be surprised in the foyer of CCB, where all the shows (“Música do Recinto”) are free. Or show up early and see a random performance: tickets are usually available for most shows all the way until the start of the concert. It’s a lively atmosphere in general, even with the presences of some of the most pretentious teens you’ll ever encounter.