Luís Tinoco

“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.

Associate Composer with Casa da Música

Whilst announcing their season for 2017, the Casa da Musica in Porto have confirmed that Luís Tinoco shall be one of their new associate composers. This collaboration results in five performances of Tinoco’s works (see calendar below).

Every year, the Casa da Musica base their programme around a different nation and for 2017, they have chosen Great Britain. Tinoco forms part of a team of composers and artists chosen for the new season. He will work alongside Sir Harrison Birtwistle – composer in residence; Ryan Wigglesworth – associated artist; James Dillon – associated composer; Luís Neto da Costa – young composer in residence.

Casa da Música

Casa da Música

Performances’ calendar:

FrisLand – 25th March 2017 – Casa da Musica Symphony Orchestra, cond by Olari Elts
Costa Muda (Soundless Coast) – 11th May 2017- Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra, cond by Pedro Guedes
Before Spring – 13th of May 2017 – Casa da Musica Symphony Orchestra, cond by Martin André
Invention on Landscape – 16th of May 2017 – Remix Ensemble, cond by Pedro Neves
Spam! – 19th of September 2017 – Remix Ensemble, cond by Peter Rundel

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: