Since 1975, Estoril Lisbon Festival brings artists who are an important reference to young musicians including orchestras, chamber ensembles, choirs, and soloists, ranging from early and traditional music to dance. Thousand of renowned artists from across the globe have contributed to the festival's life since its inception. The Festival highlights the relationship between the rich architectural and musical heritage in historic churches, theatres and auditoriums, but also supports commissions and premieres in Portugal through the Mare Nostrum Project focusing on Mediterranean culture. The opening concert of 43rd 2017 edition offers the world premiere of the commission to composer Nuno Côrte-Real inspired in the “Carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha”, outstanding chronicle of the arrival of the Portuguese in Brazil in the 16th century. Among several natural places of interest along the charming coast between Lisbon and Estoril we can find the Cabo da Roca, the most western point of continental Europe. As a member of the European Festivals Association, Estoril Lisbon Festival is deeply involved in the spirit for a European commitment and collaboration.