Amarante is meeting place to a rare combination of attributes, dynamics, practicioners and manifestations within the music field. The city has a musical heritage from which the “viola amarantina” and a relevant set of Iberian pipe organs stand out, the latter integrated in churches that hold performances of Sacred Music concerts.

It is a breeding ground for music groups, among
which are Orquestra do Norte, Orquestra Energia and several others, like philarmonic bands, choral groups or garage bands.

An unique music atmosphere is here present, shared by both professional and amateur musicians, with music festivals from a broad array of styles and origins.

One can also find an ongoing dialogue between music and the other arts, in initiatives that blend music with cinema, literature, poetry and the visual and media arts.

músicos, Amarante, Portugal
  • Musical Roots

    Amarante’s popular music roots show a deep connection to a territory that, notwithstanding all the tra...

  • Amarante's Music Groups

    Amarante’s musical landscape is both rich and diverse, a sign of the multiple artistic languages here ...

  • Music and Heritage

    Music in Amarante is not only an integral part of the city’s wealthy material and immaterial heritage;...

  • Music and Social Inclusion projects

    In the last years there have been several initiatives in Amarante that, with the help of an artistic and...

  • Festivals and regular music events

    Amarante has been noted, within regional and national contexts, for the production of festivals and regu...

  • Music and other artistic expressions

    The cultural and educational plan of Amarante is also sensible to and growing towards the possible inter...