Internacional Music Festival
The Festival's motto is classical music, with the main focus on the Renaissance and Baroque periods. However, it seeks to keep itself constantly updated, keeping up with current musical trends and contemporary art. By this, it seeks to attract new audiences, having a festival calendar with complementary events, many of which take place throughout the year, thanks to the initiatives promoted by the Póvoa de Varzim Music School, the Verazin Quartet and the Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition.
The constant need for evolution, renewal of audiences and search for cultural decentralisation is reflected in the idea of spreading the first editions of the festival to other cities besides Póvoa de Varzim, such as Braga, Viana do Castelo, Porto, Vila do Conde, Ponte de Lima, Amares, Barcelos, Caminha, Valença, Guimarães, Vila Nova de Famalicão and Vila Real. This laudable initiative to seek decentralisation makes this Festival a pioneer.