After several years of giving free concerts to the community (spending a lot of money renting timpani, essential for the programming of works of symphonic dimension), we decided that it was time to have our own timpani!
On the 1st and 2nd of July, 2023, we will present the very famous Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va pensiero) from the opera Nabucco by Verdi and the Symphony 94 by Haydn in which the timpani have a predominant role.
Quoting the timpanist of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Rui Sul Gomes, timpani (or timpani) are the “heart of the orchestra” or the “instrument that helps to keep the beat of a work”. From the Baroque to the classical period, there are many repertoires that highlight this fascinating percussion instrument .
Although we have received generous support in the past from various institutions (INATEL, Parish Councils, Universities and Municipal Councils), funds have been decreasing, both in terms of amounts and frequency. For that reason, we decided to explore alternative sources of funding, reaching out directly to our supporters, present and future: those who share this passion for classical music with us and who help us to bring this repertoire to an ever-wider audience.
Alguns dos músicos da OAP
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The Tecla Melodica Cultural Association aims to encourage a lifestyle linked to personal development throughout life, focusing particularly on learning music, both in its instrumental and vocal aspects. For this purpose, two projects were created: the Portuguese Academic Choir (CAP) and the Portuguese Academic Orchestra (OAP). These projects are unique in the sense that they are, at base, amateur groups but increasingly involve professional musicians who have joined the project voluntarily because they believe that projects like ours are essential to enable the growing community of true music lovers in Portugal to play in an environment of quality and professionalism, maintaining, however, the initial spirit of the project, which is to provide a free service to the community as a whole.
Concerto na Igreja das Mercês dia 2 de Abril de 2023
Budget and due dates
TOTAL TIMPANI AND ACCESSORIES: €4580.00
(The target of 5050 Euros includes commissions due to PPL)
TIMPANI: Total €4080.00 (see document)
ADM2PAUFFI23 TIMPANO ADAMS UNIVERSAL FIBER PEDAL 23" - €2,000.00
ADM2PAUFFI29 TIMPANO ADAMS UNIVERSAL FIBER PEDAL 29" - €2 080.00
PROTECTIVE COVERS: Total 254.00 Euros
COVER ADAMS UNIVERSAL/PROFESSIONAL TIMPANI 23" - €127.00
ADM4TRHNPA29 COVER ADAMS UNIVERSAL/PROFESSIONAL TIMPANI 29" - €127.00
DRUMSTICKS: Total €154.00 Euros
BAQUETASINAKI SEBASTIAN TIMPANOS HANDLE BAMBOO SOFT (PAIR) - €51.00
INAKI SEBASTIAN TIMPANOS HANDLE BAMBOO MEDIUM - €51.00
INAKI SEBASTIAN DRUMSTICKS HARD BAMBOO HANDLE TIMPANOS (PAIR) - €52.00
MUSIC STANDS: Total €92
4 FX PERFORATED MUSIC STANDS F900720 - €92.00