Zêzerearts Festival 2017

Welcome to the Zêzerearts Festival 2017

The 2017 ZêzereArts Festival will produce a series of performances during the last two weeks of July in the central, rural region of Portugal linked by the river Zêzere. Venues like the newly renovated church in Areias, Ferreira do Zêzere, the Convento de Cristo in Tomar, the Cultural Centre in Ferreira do Zêzere, the church of the Santa Casa de Misericordia in Tomar, Almoural Castle, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Batalha Monastery and many others will host events creating that unique atmosphere of a Summer Festival of Music. The Festival Chamber Choir will perform works by our first Composer in Residence, Eurico Carrapatoso, and the Symphonic Chorus will sing Haydn's great choral masterpiece 'The Creation'. Young violinist's on the verge of professional careers and under the guidance of international virtuoso Ilya Grubert will give concerts of solo violin and chamber music repertoire. There will be solo, chamber, orchestral, operatic, formal and informal performances sometimes when might least expect it.

Full festival programme for 2017 coming very soon!

The ZêzereArts Festival 2017 will take place from 15th to 30th July.

Orfeo - Zêzere Arts Festival 2011

The Câmara of Ferreira do Zêzere along with a team of local volunteers has work tirelessly over the years to establish the ZêzereArts Festival. We are most grateful for this crucial support.

We are also grateful to the Convento de Cristo for their initiative and support allowing us to accommodate a festival chorus and perform in this wonderful building. The Council of Tomar offers increasing and important support to the Festival as have the Councils and Monasteries in Baltalha and Alcobaça. The Council of Vila Nova da Barquinha has supported our Strings Masterclasses over the past two years. We look forward to contining these crucial relationships into the future.

It is a great time to visit this beautiful area of central Portugal. Please contact us if you would like more information about where to stay and what there is to see and do. We hope to see you at some of our festival events!

If you would like to attend this unique Festival as a participant please contact us now.