Luís Tinoco

“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.

“Zapping” and “The Drift of the Waters”

On the 21st November, two works can be heard performed by the Assai Quartet (7.00 pm) and the ESART Orchestra, conducted by José Eduardo Gomes (9.30 pm).

Quarteto AssaiThe first one, The Drift of the Waters for wind quartet was premièred in 2001 by the Gulbenkian Orchestra Soloists and later recorded on CD by the Galliard Ensemble. Click here to listen to one movement.

It will now be performed by the Assai Quartet at the Cupertino Miranda Foundation, in Famalicão. The Assai musicians are Marco Pereira (flute); Hugo Ribeiro (oboe); Cândida Oliveira (clarinet); and Lurdes Carneiro (bassoon).

The second one, Zapping – for orchestra, was premièred in 2004 by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Donato Renzetti, following a commission from the S.Carlos Theatre to celebrate Mozart and Haydn’s last symphonies. The work includes a series of quotations from these (and a few other) composers, “zapping” through different styles and music periods. It will now be performed by the ESART orchestra and José Eduardo Gomes at the Arade Congress Centre, in the Algarve. Centro de Congressos Arade

“Lídia” restaged at Teatro Viriato

Commissioned by the Companhia Nacional de Bailado and premièred in November 2014 at the Teatro Camões, in Lisbon, “Lídia” will be restaged on the 30th and 31st October, 9.30 p.m., at the Teatro Viriato, in Viseu.Lidias
Lídia” was choreographed by Paulo Ribeiro after a score composed by Luís Tinoco. The music will now be heard in a recording made by José Fortes with the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra soloists, conducted by Pedro Neves.

Click here to know more about this month’s performance; and here to watch a video about the première in November 2014.

“Round Time” performed at the Festival Cantabile

Orquestra Gulbenkian

Orquestra Gulbenkian

On the 25th of September, at 9.00 pm, the Orquestra Gulbenkian conducted by Samuel Barsegian will perform Round Time at the Cantabile Festival. This concert will take place in the beautiful ruins of the Convento do Carmo, in Lisbon.

Convento do Carmo

Convento do Carmo

Round Time was also recorded by the Orquestra Gulbenkian for a CD released on Naxos, in May 2013. Click here to know more about this recording and here to watch a video of the recording session.

You can also click here to listen to an excerpt of this piece, performed by the Montpelier National Orchestra.

Tinoco on Youtube

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