Last couple of months have been very important to the development of my most recent projects, namely "Guitarra e Mistério". I am happy to announce that there are several scheduled performances, namely a participation in the Dias Latinos Festival, an important venue fully dedicated to Latin music in the Netherlands.
Another very significant moment will be the recording of "Eira", a work for soprano and chamber ensemble supported by the Portuguese grant program Bolsas de Criação Artística, where I fully embrace the challenge of making a fusion between popular Portuguese, classical and contemporary music. The recording session will take place in Amsterdam and will be conducted by Konradin Herzog.
Other projects are currently undergoing development and I hope to bring them to your attention soon. In the mean time, you can find below a summary of my next public venues, as well as other updates:
Jun 18: Dorpshuis de Zwaan, Uitgeest, 20h
Jun 30: Barco do Fado, Rotterdam, 18h
July 1: Talia, Amsterdam, 20h
Aug 20: Dias Latinos Festival - Amersfoort, 15.30h and 17h
Sep 3: CC Lagos, Portugal, 21h
Sep 30: Café Bacchus - Aalsmeer, 21h
June 26-27: "Guitarra e Mistério" in studio, for sessions with the German violin player Aili Deiwiks.
July 5 - 10: Recording of "Eira". For soprano, Portuguese guitar and chamber ensemble. With Barbara Kits (soprano) and Konradin Herzog (conductor). With grant by the Governo Regional dos Açores (Bolsas de Criação Artística, Portugal)
Free guitar Lessons - Amsterdam
Since April I have developed a "free guitar lessons" in Amsterdam. It is part of the Couchsurfing Amsterdam Zone, but open to anyone willing to join. The group is now preparing a final concert. There will be a performance with the students, specially prepared for their friends and guests. Friday, July 1st, at Talia, Amsterdam.
To support my house concert venues, a special web page has been developed. You can find a detailed description and suggestions if you would like to consider inviting us to play at your place. Make your living room go LIVE!
For further information, please consult the website rafaelfraga.com.
If you have media (pictures, etc.) that you consider relevant, curious or interesting, namely of performances you might have attended, please send it. I will be glad to post it on my website. If you have any suggestion, remark or simply would like to stay in touch, please do not hesitate to email me.
I would like to thank you for your support, hoping that we can soon share more music.