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Nov. 21, 2023 at Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal

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Matthew Halsall is a highly acclaimed British jazz musician and composer known for his unique style that blends contemporary jazz with elements of spiritual and ambient music. With a career spanning over two decades, Halsall has garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated following for his mesmerizing compositions and soulful trumpet playing. Halsall's musical journey began in the late 1990s when he founded his own record label, Gondwana Records, as a platform to release his debut album "Sending My Love." Since then, he has released several successful albums, including "Colour Yes" (2009), "Fle ... Read on


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Matthew Halsall in concert at Casa da Música on Nov. 21, 2023

Matthew Halsall, a renowned British jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, is set to perform at Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal on November 21, 2023. Known for his unique blend of contemporary jazz with elements of spiritual jazz and modal music, Halsall has established himself as a prominent figure in the UK jazz scene.

Halsall's music style is characterized by its soothing and meditative qualities, often drawing inspiration from Eastern influences and incorporating elements of ambient and electronic music. His compositions are known for their melodic richness and atmospheric textures, creating an immersive experience for the listener. With a focus on creating a sense of tranquility and introspection, Halsall's music has been praised for its ability to transport audiences to a state of serenity.

Casa da Música, located in Porto's Boavista neighborhood, is one of Portugal's most prestigious concert halls. Designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and opened in 2005 as part of Porto's designation as European Capital of Culture, the venue has since become an architectural landmark. Its striking modernist design features bold geometric shapes and extensive use of glass, allowing natural light to flood the interior spaces.

The concert hall within Casa da Música is renowned for its exceptional acoustics, making it an ideal setting for performances across various genres. Its main auditorium can accommodate up to 1,238 spectators and boasts state-of-the-art sound systems and facilities. The venue also houses smaller performance spaces such as the Chamber Hall and the Sala Suggia, providing flexibility for diverse artistic programming.

Casa da Música regularly hosts a wide range of concerts featuring both national and international artists from various musical genres. From classical symphonies to contemporary experimental performances, the venue aims to promote artistic excellence and cultural diversity. Over the years, it has welcomed acclaimed musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

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