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Emeriti Philharmonic - international travel with a musical purpose - Cuba March 24-April 8 2017

TRAVEL WITH A MUSICAL PURPOSE

  Fado  is a form of Portuguese music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. The Portuguese guitarra is a plucked string instrument with twelve steel strings, strung in six courses of two strings. It is one of the few musical instruments that still uses Preston tuners.

Fado is a form of Portuguese music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. The Portuguese guitarra is a plucked string instrument with twelve steel strings, strung in six courses of two strings. It is one of the few musical instruments that still uses Preston tuners.

Friendship between nations and people through music is the mantra of American conductor, classical music, theater, and dance critic, video interview host, and arts administrator Daniel Kepl.

Musicians and music lovers, their family and friends from around the world are invited to join him for an unforgettable musical tour of Portugal this summer, August 15 to 27 2018.

Focusing on Portuguese history and culture, particularly its music and musicians, Gregory Edward, CEO of VIP Private Travel has put together an itinerary that will give Emeriti Philharmonic participants an exclusive insider's view of the country where he lived from 1997 to 2016. Now living in Colorado, Greg maintains an apartment/office in Cascais and looks forward to retiring there. He will be our personal host for a 13-day land tour that will include stays in Portugal's two largest cities Lisbon and Porto with day trips by train, minibus, and riverboat to six other historic cities and regions.

 Portuguese guitarra with Preston tuners

Portuguese guitarra with Preston tuners

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The Portuguese guitar or Portuguese guitarra (Portugueseguitarra portuguesa, pronounced [ɡiˈtaʁɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]) is a plucked string instrument with twelve steel strings, strung in six courses of two strings. It is one of the few musical instruments that still uses Preston tuners. It is most notably associated with the musical genre known as Fado.


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