Casa da Musica, a Music temple in Oporto
Casa da Musica is a true temple devoted to music set in Oporto. It was designed to bring music to every one, regardless age and preferences
Designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, Casa da Musica has a large auditorium and a small one, as well as other areas adapted to several music activities such as workshops and exhibits. The beauty of its gardens is another highlight of this amazing music temple. Since its opening in 2005, the place has become one of the iconic symbols of Oporto and one of its most attended cultural spaces.
If you are a music lover, Casa da Musica is the place to go. No matter your favorite music style, there is always something on to enjoy. Besides the resident groups – Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Musica, Remix Ensemble, Orquestra Barroca Casa da Musica or Coro Casa da Musica – you can appreciate the greatest national or international names of the musical scene, either from jazz, classical, electronics, fado or even great international productions. There is also room for other more experimental projects.
However, this amazing place goes beyond the concerts, recitals and performances usually staged on this sort of halls. It also promotes music education and the gathering of artists and musicologists, investing in the research of the origins of Portuguese music. Thus, it is also one of the most important cultural spaces of Portugal, promoting the Portuguese culture through the organization of several events.
This temple devoted to music is also a melting pot of all arts as the music boundaries are often broken, establishing connections with other areas of artistic creation, thus reaching publics with different interests.