Gulbenkian lisbon

gulbenkian lisbon

What is the Gulbenkian?

The Gulbenkian is Lisbon’s greatest cultural venue. Created through the will of a notable humanist – Calouste Gulbenkian – the foundation’s purpose is to promote the universal values of humankind. The arts, science and education are therefore given a special emphasis.

What does Gulbenkian Orchestra stand for?

The Gulbenkian Orchestra ( Portuguese: Orquestra Gulbenkian) is a Portuguese symphony orchestra based in Lisbon. The orchestra primarily gives concerts at the Grande Auditório (Grand Auditorium) of the Gulbenkian Foundation. The orchestra, which was founded in 1962 as a chamber orchestra, currently has 66 permanent musicians.

How do I purchase tickets for Gulbenkian music seasons?

Tickets for the Gulbenkian Music Seasons can be purchased individually for each concert, or through a subscription. As our most regular audience members, subscribers have access to purchasing tickets before the general public, to ensure the best seats and benefit from the associated discount.

What is the history of Calouste Gulbenkian?

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation founded the orchestra in 1962 as the Orquestra de Câmara Gulbenkian (Gulbenkian Chamber Orchestra), consisting of 12 musicians. The ensemble subsequently expanded in size and took on its current name in 1971.

What does Gulbenkian stand for?

Gulbenkian is an Armenian surname. It may refer to: Kémar Gulbenkian, member of French group No One Is Innocent Gulbenkian Prize, series of awards for museums and galleries, for sciences, human rights Gulbenkian Park, also known as Gulbenkian Garden, garden with lakes located in Lisbon, Portugal

Where can I see Calouste Gulbenkians art?

While Gulbenkians art collection may be found in many museum across the world, most of his art is exhibited at the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal. The museum was founded according to his will, in order to accommodate and display his collection, now belonging to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

What did John Gulbenkian do to help the Armenians?

Throughout his life, Gulbenkian donated large sums of money to churches, scholarships, schools, and hospitals. Many of his donations were to Armenian foundations and establishments. He required that proceeds from his 5% share of profits from oil should go to Armenian families.

Who is Calouste Gulbenkian?

Calouste Gulbenkian was born on 23 March 1869 in Scutari ( Üsküdar ), in the Ottoman Empire capital Constantinople (now Istanbul ). He received his early education at Aramyan-Uncuyan, a local Armenian school.

How do I buy tickets for Gulbenkian?

Tickets can be purchased online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using the Gulbenkian website and there is no booking fee! Please note opening hours may vary dependant on programme. Please note: We are currently cashless and are only accepting payment via credit card.

Is Gulbenkian open on Christmas Day?

Have a great Christmas! Gulbenkian is closed from 3pm on Mon 20 Dec. Our Cafe will open again on Wed 5 Jan and our film and theatre programmes start again from Fri 21 Jan.

What is the Gulbenkian access scheme?

Access Scheme – Gulbenkian’s Access Scheme is a free scheme for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. As a member of our Access Scheme, you may be entitled to concessionary ticket prices for some events, or a free companion seat. Find out more by downloading our access pack or email:

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