This is a past event.

Ricardo Toscano

With Strings

Ricardo Toscano

With Strings

n 1949 and 1950, Charlie Parker recorded two generous offerings of covers with a jazz quartet and a classical string orchestra. Back then, those were two separate worlds, and Parker’s insistence on bringing them together met with discredit from the jazz community. When the adventure proved a huge commercial success, it further brought him accusations of pandering to the mainstream. Still, in the end Parked was recognized as audacious and ahead of his time, and his brilliant recordings with classical strings were critically acclaimed, and are now considered iconic.

To celebrate thirty years of Culturgest, this beautiful chapter in the history of jazz will be evoked by Ricardo Toscano, himself celebrating his thirtieth birthday. Joining the Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa led by Pedro Moreira, Toscano brings in a quartet to performs Parker’s reimagined standards in this surely memorable evening.

© Vera Marmelo.

11 OCT 2023
WED 21:00

Buy Tickets
Emílio Rui Vilar Auditorium
20€ (discounts)


Antena 3Rádio Futura

Ricardo Toscano Quartet

Ricardo Toscano 


João Pedro Coelho 

Double bass

Romeu Tristão


João Pereira

Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa


David Costa

French horn

César Luís


Salomé Pais Matos 

Violins 1 

Vasken Fermanian, Xavier Pereira, Sofia Ruivo, Sofia Leong, Amélia Pack

Violins 2

Witold Dziuba, Maria Francisca Azevedo, Cristiana Herculano, Joana Mendonça


João Álvares Abreu, João Diogo Santos, Sara Ramalho


Kirill Kalmykov, Tiago Azevedo e Silva 


Raquel Leite 


Pedro Moreira


Hot Clube de Portugal

Share Facebook / Twitter