Luís Tinoco

“Soundless Coast”, “Before Spring” and “Invention on Landscape” @ CdM

Casa da Música

Casa da Música

Following the Portuguese première of FrisLand in March, Casa da Música will give three new performances of Luís Tinoco‘s works in May, starting with Soundless Coast for Jazz orchestra, played by the Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra and conducted by Pedro Guedes. Two days later, the Porto Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Martin André, will feature Before Spring (a score originally written for an ensemble of 16 musicians and later adapted for symphony orchestra). This cycle of performances will then close with Invention on Landscape, a piece commissioned back in 2001 for the Porto 2001 European Cultural Capital and premièred by the Remix Ensemble with Sarah Ioannides (conductor). For the forthcoming performance, the Remix will now be conducted by Pedro Neves.



To know more about these concerts, click here, here and here. You can also watch and listen to fragments of two of these works here and here.

“Soundless Coast” – Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos – 11th May, 10 p.m.

“Before Spring” – Porto Symphony Orchestra – 13th May, 6 p.m.

“Invention on Landscape” – Remix Ensemble – 16th May, 7.30 p.m.

“Frisland” – Portuguese première @ Casa da Música

frisland2On the 25th of March, 6.00 pm., at Casa da Música’s Sala Suggia, the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música conducted by Olari Elts will perform the Portuguese première of Frisland – a symphonic work dedicated to the American composer and jazz guitar player Bill Frisell, and written by Luís Tinoco in 2014 for the Seattle Symphony’s project “Sonic Evolution“.

Frisland was premièred at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ludovic Morlot, on the 6th of June 2014. You can listen to an excerpt of this performance following this video here.

The forthcoming concert at Casa da Música, entitled “In the World of Jazz” will also feature works composed by Frank Zappa, John Adams and Mason Bates. Click here to know more about this concert.

Frisland is the first work by Luís Tinoco to be performed during the 2017 Season at Casa da Música, as part of his current connection with this venue as Associated Composer.

Cello Concerto – World première

650px_e588270ff61be4889815On the 18th and the 19th of February, Filipe Quaresma and the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pedro Neves will give the first performance of Luís Tinoco’s most recent work at the Teatro Municipal de Almada and at the Belém Cultural Centre.
Cello Concerto, is dedicated to Filipe Quaresma and it was commissioned by the Opart / Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, as part of its Composer in Residence scheme.
Click here and here to know more.

Luís Tinoco, Composer in Residence with São Carlos National Theatre

photo by Katharine Rawdon

Luís Tinoco becomes the São Carlos National Theatre‘s Composer in Residence from the beginning of the 2016/17 season. As Composer in Residence, Tinoco will work closely with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and with music theatre projects, starting with the première of a Cello Concerto written for Filipe Quaresma and scheduled to be premièred in February 2017, with the OSP conducted by Pedro Neves. Click here to know more. Filipe_Quaresma

During his residency Tinoco will  also play an active role in the São Carlos’s education activities, mentoring four young composers.

Other previous collaborations with the São Carlos Theatre include the composition of the chamber opera Paint Me – a co-production with the Culturgest with libretto by Stephen Plaice and directed by Rui Horta - and, more recently, the composition of Incipit, for symphony orchestra.

Tinoco on Youtube

Click on the following links to watch and hear some fragments of chamber, stage and orchestral music: