Incipitfor symphony orchestra was written in 2015 following a commission from the OPART to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Following the world première in June of the same year, performed by the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra at the City of the Arts and the Theatro Municipal, Incipit will now have its Portuguese première at the Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon, performed by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra under Joana Carneiro‘s baton.
This concert will take place on the 15th of May, at 5.00 pm, and it will be followed by another performance in Porto, Casa da Música, on the 25th of June. Click here and here to know more about these performances.
Dedicated to Ben and Alrun Almeida Faria, this work is a response to an invitation made by two orchestras separated by an Ocean but that are connected by the same language. Not wanting to establish a direct relation with historic events or with other sources such as geographic, visual or musical, Tinoco’s first impulse lead him to revisit the writings of the Brazilian poet Manoel de Barros [1916-2014]. (…) It was then, through the language that we share, in spite of its different accents and tonalities, that I found my stimulus to compose this piece. Not being able to produce a faithful translation of Barros’ poem to English, I would nonetheless detach some of its imagery such as the references to [listening to] ‘the perfume of the rivers’, the ‘voice of the water with its blue accent’, or the [tracking of] ‘birds to find the blue’. (…)
On the 5th of May, in Pribram, at the Antonin Dvorak Festival, the Stratos Quartett will give the Czech première to “Forgotten Places“. This piano quartet was written in 1998 following a commission from the ACARTE Gulbenkian Department and it was premièred on the same year by the Moscow Piano Quartet. It was later recorded on CD by the Lontano Ensemble musicians. Click here to listen to a fragment.
The Stratos Quartett musicians (on the photo) are Katharina Engelbrecht (violin), Magdalena Eber (viola), Jan Ryska (cello) and Mari Sato (piano)