11th of july wednesday · 9:30pm


Musical direction
Nuno Margarido Lopes

Pedro Sousa

Pedro Silva


Coro Juvenil de Lisboa
Principal conductor Nuno Margarido Lopes

Louis Prima (1910-1978)

Sing, sing, sing!


Cole Porter (1891-1964)

Let's do it (Let's fall in love)


George Gershwin (1898-1937)

'S Wonderful


Vincent Youmans (1898-1946)

Tea for two


Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

Mack the Knife


Sholom Secunda (1894-1974)

Bei mir bist du schön


Gerald Marks (1900-1997) · Seymour Simons (1896-1949)

All of me


Tom Jobim (1927-1994)

A Garota de Ipanema


Cole Porter (1891-1964)

Night and Day

Almost half century separates two songs that we will hear in this programme: Tea for two and A garota de Ipanema. The first, by Vincent Youmans, was written in 1925 for the musical No, no, Nanette, and the second, written in 1962 by António Carlos Jobim and lyrics by the great Brazilian poet Vinicius de Morais, is still a best-selling record today. During last century, other composers — mostly North-Americans — wrote songs that made history on the screen or in the countless Broadway stages of New York and that remain great classics to this day: Irving Berlin with Puttin' on the Ritz (1927), Cole Porter with Night and Day (1932), George Gershwin with his 'S Wonderful (1927) or Nacio Herb Brown with the ever-popular Singing in the Rain (1929). They were all masters in recreating with their melodies a time that we still love to recall with pleasure and nostalgia.