Fundação Casa da Música

Casa da Música, photograph Alexandre Delmar


A building designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and opened in 2005, Casa da Música stands out of its surrounding urban context and has carved a niche of its own as an innovative artistic institution. Besides housing five musical groups – a symphony orchestra, a contemporary music ensemble, a baroque orchestra, a choir and a children’s choir –, it also plays an active part in supporting contemporary creation, via regular commissions of new works from composers. Its programming cycles feature major international names as well as emerging talents, covering all phases in music history and showcasing many musical styles. Casa da Música also has an Educational Service that offers a wide variety of musical experiences to its visitors.

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