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Metropolitana Music Conservatory and Metropolitana Professional School

240511 1500 Metropolitana


Palace of Monserrate, Music Room


May 11th, 2024


3.00 pm



Chamber music is a fundamental pillar in the training of all musicians, but it is especially important in secondary education. It is in this age group that musical and personal sharing proves so vital, helping to shape young musicians’ personalities.


Chamber music is an ever-present at both the Metropolitana Professional School and the Metropolitana Conservatory. For this concert, we selected the Clarinet and Percussion Quartet from the Conservatory and the Flute Ensemble, Wind Quintet and Trio with Piano from the Professional School. This wide-ranging repertoire serves as an example for promoting the discovery of new musical universes and experiences.




Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

  • Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser, no. 2, Op. 24

            I. Lustig. Mässig schnelle Viertel

            II. Walzer. Durchweg sehr leise

            III. Ruhig und einfach. Achtel

            IV. Schnelle Viertel

            V.Sehr lebhaft




Clare Grundman (1913-1996)

  • Caprice for Clarinets


Alec Templeton (1909-1963)

  • Bach Goes to Town (Prelude and Fuge in Swing)


Terence J. Thompson (1928-2010)

  • City Scenes
    1. A Stroll in the City
    2. Blowing the Blues
    3. Hot Potato Boogie




Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • Quartet in E flat major for piano and strings, Op. 16
    1. Grave
    2. Andante cantabile




Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • Allegretto in A minor (2nd movement andamento) of Symphony No. 7, Op. 92


Ian Clarke (1964-)

  • Within


  • Wind quintet: Afonso Carmo (bassoon); Beatriz Clemente (flute); Carolina Rua (oboe); David Tapada (clarinet); David Ferreira (trumpet)
  • Clarinet and percussion quartet: Clara Giampietri (clarinet); Vasco Pinto Basto (clarinet); Rita Lopes (clarinet); Pedro Borges (clarinet); Matilde Coelho (percussion)
  • Trio with piano: Dinis Brito (piano); Guilherme Vinhas (violin); Márcia Furtado (viola); André Siroruca (cello)
  • Flute ensemble: Leonor Carvalheira; Martim Ricardo; Beatriz Clemente; Beatriz Bernardo; Mafalda Amada; Mariana Martinho; Leonor Alabaça

Age guidance

6+ years old

Additional Information

  • There is a zero tolerance policy towards late arrival.
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, unless there is a change of date or the event is cancelled.

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About Metropolitana

Metropolitana is a non-profit cultural institution founded in March 1992 with the aim of promoting and teaching classical music. It manages two orchestras – the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra and the Metropolitana Academic Orchestra – and three educational establishments – the National Academy of Advanced Orchestral Studies (higher education), the Metropolitana Music Conservatory (primary and secondary education) and the Metropolitana Professional School (secondary education with a professional specialisation).


Founded by Lisbon City Council, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, the State Secretariat for Tourism and the State Secretariat for Youth and Sport, Metropolitana also relies on a wide range of patrons, sponsors, regional promoters and partners, who have all joined forces in this innovative project.


The institution stands out for the way it combines the musical activities of its orchestras, which play hundreds of concerts every year in the most diverse formats and venues, with vocational music teaching, from pre-school beginner courses to master's degrees. Now more than 30 years old, Metropolitana is today a well-established institution and an undeniable benchmark in the panorama of Portuguese culture and artistic education. It has trained orchestra directors and countless instrumental musicians who are now working in the most prestigious Portuguese institutions. It has performed thousands of concerts all over the country, always showcasing its hallmarks of quality, innovation and youth. Its headquarters are in the old Standard Eléctrica building, on the banks of the River Tagus.


Metropolitana's day-to-day operations are characterised by the close relationship that exists between the various generations, with a dynamic spirit, full of creativity and all the energy inherent in the profound musical sharing that takes place between some 350 students, 93 teachers, 24 administrative staff, 35 professional musicians, the public who attend the concerts and the parents and guardians who follow its activities so closely.


Metropolitana is a unique and innovative project on both the national and international scene, which bases its merit on wide-ranging and across-the-board performance in the fields of music teaching and musical culture promotion.


Through its team's enthusiasm, values and work ethic, Metropolitana aims to reach out to all true music lovers and contribute to the discovery of this infinite cultural universe.

About the Metropolitana Music Conservatory

The highly specialised teaching at the Metropolitana Music Conservatory is evident in the excellence of its students, both individually and as part of the youth orchestras that are one of the school's cornerstones. The curriculum responds to the challenges facing artistic education today, with official courses that comply with the legislation in force for Specialised Artistic Education in Music, and which are eminently practical and adapted to the various age groups, namely children, young people and adults

About the Metropolitana Professional School

Created in the 2008-2009 school year, the Metropolitana Professional School (EPM) came to fulfil a long-felt need as far as musical training is concerned. EPM's success is evident in the quality of its students and the training they receive. Indeed, there have been impressive results in national and international competitions, as well as in festivals and public auditions.


EPM is the first music school in the Lisbon region to achieve the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) Seal of Conformity, established by the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council.