Luís Tinoco

“The Blue Voice of the Water” – World première with the Orquestra Gulbenkian

“O Sotaque Azul das Águas” – front page

Co-commissioned by the Orquestra Gulbenkian and the OSESP (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra), The Blue Voice of the Water will now have its World Première at the Gulbenkian Auditorium, on the 25th and the 26th of February, under Susanna Mälkki‘s baton.

Susanna Mälkki

Susanna Mälkki

These two performances will be followed by the Brazilian première, at the Sala São Paulo in May, with the OSESP conducted by James Gaffigan.

O Sotaque Azul das Águas (The Blue Voice of the Water) is dedicated to Alrun and Ben Almeida Faria.

Click here and here to know more.

Gulbenkian Choir sings “Descubro a Voz”

Paulo Vassalo Lourenço

Paulo Vassalo Lourenço

On the 26th of January, Gulbenkian Auditorium at 9.00 pm., the Gulbenkian Choir, conducted by Paulo Vassalo Lourenço, will perform “Descubro a Voz” – a score for mixed choir, written in 2007 setting a poem by José Luís Tinoco.

The program of this concert offers a rich approach to Iberian poetry by a varied group of composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Click here to know more.

“Diptych” at Casa da Música

Diptico_CdMOn the 23rd of January, 6 p.m., Sala Suggia, Mei Yi Foo (piano) and the Casa da Música Porto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pablo Rus Broseta, will perform Diptych for piano and orchestra, a work composed by Luís Tinoco in 2005 and dedicated to Manuel Dias da Fonseca (1923-2015). The world première of this piece took place at this same venue in April 2005, performed by António Rosado and conducted by Martin André. Click here to listen to an excerpt of this performance, and here to know more about the forthcoming performance.

“Before Spring” – US Première with the Tacoma Symphony

22nd November, 2.30 pm, Pantages Theater, Tacoma, WA:
Originally scored for 16 players, Before Spring – a Tribute to the Rite had its world première in May 2010, in Lisbon, performed by the OrchestrUtopica musicians conducted by Cesário Costa.
It was later revised and scored for symphony orchestra and this new version was premièred in January 2014 by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, with Joana Carneiro (to whom the score is dedicated).
Before Spring will now have its first International performance in the US, at the Pantages Theatre with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Sarah Ioannides (conductor).

Sarah Ioannides & the TSO

Sarah Ioannides & the TSO

Sarah also gave the first performances of two other compositions by Luís Tinoco, “Invention on Landscape” (with the Remix Ensemble) and “Ascent” (with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra).
Click here to know more about the forthcoming concert with works by Sibelius (featuring Caroline Goulding), Mendelssohn and Tinoco’s Before Spring.

Tinoco on Youtube

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