Summer 2015 has officially begun on the Island of Madeira. The Atlantic Festival is Madeira’s month-long celebration of arts, music and culture. Lots of fun scheduled throughout June, but certainly the highlights occur on Saturday nights with a major fireworks and music. The Atlantic Festival being 5 June and runs through the 27th. (Download full programs in Portugu~es, English, French, German and Spanish at bottom.)

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The first week of the festival is devoted to music. Classical concerts are planned for each day from 5 to 14 June.

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Region Arts Week takes place the 15th to 21nd. Activities include a Garden Party, encounters with different art forms, sculptural art and ESCOLartes (Arts School) exhibition. Works can be found throughout Funchal in down Avenida Arriaga and at Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre, Municipal Gardens Auditorium and Madeira Tecnopólo, Sala Ursa Maior

Also this week is the 26th Regional Bread Fair taking place at Largo da Restauração (Restoration Square).

atlantic festival madeira

However, it is the internationally famous fireworks pyromusical that is what entertains, inspires and awes visitors of the festival. The 20-minute show takes place every Saturday night in the Funchal harbor. The fireworks show is preceded and followed by a musical extravaganza.

Friday, June 5 – 36th Madeira Music Festival
21.30 – Dance performance, “Dançando com a Diferença” (Portugal) | Casa das Mudas Arts Centre Auditorium, Calheta

Saturday, June 6 – 36th Madeira Music Festival
17:00 – Dance performance, “Dançando com a Diferença” (Portugal) | Casa das Mudas Arts Centre Auditorium, Calheta
21:00 to 22:15 & 23:00 to 03:00 – Summer Music Show, by Madeira Light Orchestra | Praça do Povo
22:30 – Pyro musical Show by “Storm Artifices” (France) – Theme: “Melody girls” | Port of Funchal

Sunday, June 7 – 36th Madeira Music Festival
18:00 – Concert by “Vespres d’Arnadi” (Spain) | Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

Tuesday, June 9 – 36th Madeira Music Festival
21:30 – Concert by the vocal ensemble “Odhecaton” (Italy) | Santa Clara Convent

Wednesday, June 10 – 36th Madeira Music Festival
21:30 – Concert by the “The Queen’s Six” (United Kingdom) – Programme: “Music of the Realm” | Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

Thursday, June 11 – 36th Madeira Music Festival
21:30 – Violin, Cello, Lute and Harpsichord concert by “Lautten Compagney” (Germany) – Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

Friday, June 12
26th Regional Bread Fair – Funchal Lions Club – Largo da Restauração
36th Madeira Music Festival
21:30 – Piano recital by Anne Kaasa (Norway) | Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

Saturday, June 13
26th Regional Bread Fair – Funchal Lions Club | Largo da Restauração
36th Madeira Music Festival
18:00 – Concert by “Su Cuncordu’ & Su Rosariu” (Italy) | Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre
21:00 to 22:15 –Summer Music Show, by Madeira Light Orchestra | Praça do Povo
22:30 – Pyro musical Show by “Henrique Costa & Filhos, Lda.” company (Portugal) – Theme: “Ray of Light” | Port of Funchal
23:00 – Serenade by the Madeiran Group of Fados de Coimbra | Largo da Restauração

Sunday, June, 14
26th Regional Bread Fair – Funchal Lions Club – Largo da Restauração
36th Madeira Music Festival
18:00 – Concert by “Accademia Hermans” (Italy) | Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre

June, 15-21 – Regional Arts Week: “Garden Party” Art Exhibition
At  SRETC Infoart Space, Avenida Arriaga Central Walkways, Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre, Municipal Garden Auditorium and Madeira
Tecnopolo

Saturday, June 20
21:00 to 22:15 and 23:00 to 03:00 – Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra | Praça do Povo
22:30 – Pyro musical Show by “Pyrofel Pirotecnia, Lda.” company (Portugal) – Theme: “The Magic of the Moonlight” | Port of Funchal

Saturday, June 27
21:00 to 22:15 and 23:00 to 03:00 – Start of Summer Musical Show by the Madeira Light Orchestra | Praça do Povo
22:30 – Pyro musical Show by “Macedos Pirotecnia, Lda.” company (Portugal) – Theme:”Plenus” | Port of Funchal

For more information, visit the Madeira Islands website.

Download the Madeira Atlantic Festival 2015 Program – English
Download the Madeira Atlantic Festival 2015 Program – Português
Download the Madeira Atlantic Festival 2015 Program – Deutsch
Download the Madeira Atlantic Festival 2015 Program – Français
Download the Madeira Atlantic Festival 2015 Program – Español

 

 

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