After the Loulé Jazz Trio with Jorge Palma, another artistic order follows in the context of a cycle that is already an essential reference of Cineteatro’s programming and which has seen, since 2016, many unpublished shows that aimed mainly to stimulate and valuing local talents with a different artistic experience.
The Loulé Music Conservatory – Francisco Rosado, opened in September 2018, is the first public music teaching school south of Lisbon and is a reflection of a strong bet by the Louletan autarchy in the areas of Education and Culture, being installed in the emblematic (now rehabilitated) building of Solar da Música Nova. It currently has several ensemble classes including choir, string, guitar and wood orchestras, percussion ensembles, brass and brass, ancient music, accordion and piano, totaling 292 students and 35 teachers, with pedagogical direction by Professor Sérgio Milk.
For this very special concert, on the eve of the municipal holiday, an ensemble will be formed with teachers from the Conservatory who, under the coordination of Sérgio Leite, will join the prestigious singer and actress Sofia Escobar to create an alignment that revisits the universe of musicals and of soundtracks for cinema.
Sofia Escobar is one of the best known personalities in Portugal. Born in 1981, in Guimarães, and at the end of the course, at the Porto Conservatory, where he studied classical singing, he decided to risk everything and asked for a loan in order to study singing and acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, one of the most prestigious schools of London arts. She later took on the role of alternate actress for the main character of “The Phantom of the Opera”, a play by Lloyd Webber, where she now assumes the main role. She won the “Best Actress in a Musical” award at the Whatsonstage Theatregoer’s Choice Awards and was nominated in the same category at the Laurence Olivier Awards for her performance on West Side Story. She was a judge at Got Talent Portugal between 2015 and 2016. Currently she divides her life between London, Madrid and Lisbon.