2013 July

“Round Time” @ Casa da Música

26th July | 09:30 pm, at Casa da Música: For the second year in succession, Casa da Música hosts a training project for students from Academia de Música de Costa Cabral, which culminates in a symphony orchestra concert. The programme is underscored by strong visual elements, including the most famous work by Mussorgsky in which various movements are inspired by a sequence of paintings viewed while walking around an exhibition. The concert conducted by José Eduardo Gomes (in the photo) also features Round Time, a work written by Luís Tinoco in 2002, commissioned by the then Orquestra Nacional do Porto, with elements that the composer likened to “a set of panels from a polyptych”.JoseEduardoGomes

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Vintage Quartet plays “Short Cuts” @ S.Roque

quartetovintayeOn the 29th of November | 6.30 p.m., at the S.Roque Museum in Lisbon, the Vintage Quartet will perform “Short Cuts – d” (clarinet quartet version).

The Short Cuts score was originally written for sax quartet, following a commission from the Apollo Sax Quartet. Since then, Luís Tinoco has prepared a series of transcriptions for various instrumental combinations, including this one that will be heard at the S.Roque Festival 25th edition and that is also available on CD, performed by the Vintage Quartet.

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Horn Concerto – World Première

Abel Pereira

Abel Pereira

On the 2nd of August, Abel Pereira – Featured Artist at the 45th International Horn Symposium – will give the first performance of Luís Tinoco‘s “Horn Concerto“, a work commissioned by Madam Elsa Pestana Magalhães in the memory of her father, the notable Portuguese Horn player Adácio Pestana (1925-2004) and dedicated to Abel Pereira. The première of this new concerto (2013) will take place at the Rose Theatre – University of Memphis, in Memphis, US., during the International Horn Symposium.

Michael Gilbert, conductor

Michael Gilbert, conductor

Abel Pereira – who will be joined by the Eroica Ensemble conducted by maestro Michael Gilbert -  received at the hands of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink and Prof. Lutz Kohler the 1998 European Master-Prize. Between 2010 and 2012, he was first horn guest of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He is professor at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon and the Escola Superior de Musica, Artes e Espetáculo in Porto and Horn section Chief at the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música.

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