La Region, 6 May 2021.

The Xacobeo and the candidacy of the Ribeira Sacra to World Heritage go hand in hand in the fourteenth edition of the International Music Festival Pórtico do Paraíso, which will choose this cultural landscape that aspires to conquer the Unesco to celebrate concerts from 4 to 13 June. Juan Enrique Miguens, artistic director of the festival, presented the programme this Monday in the camatarán of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil. He was accompanied by Manuel Baltar, president of the Diputación de Ourense; Conchi da Silva, coordinator of the festival; Jacobo Sutil, director of the Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais (Agadic); Gabriel Alén, delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Ourense; and the mayors of the concellos of Nogueira de Ramuín, Esgos and Xunqueira de Espadanedo, César Parente, Mario Rodríguez and Carlos Gómez, respectively.

The opening concert will take place on 4 June at 21.00 hours in the church of Santiago das Caldas, and will be given by the Italian group
Lareverdie, with 35 years of experience in medieval music. The programme will continue with the Catalan painter Daniel Ligorio, who will give a concert at 8 p.m. on the 6th of June in Santo Estevo.  The next concert will be on 12th June at 20.00 in the monastery of Santa María de Xunqueira de Espadanedo. The Asturian baroque music ensemble Forma Antiqva will perform. The last concert will be on 13 June in San Pedro de Rocas, by the Basque accordionist Iñaki Alberdi, who pays tribute to Astor Piazzolla with scores from the Renaissance to the present day.

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