April 06, 2016
Incipit for 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.
April 05, 2016
Malkki & Tinoco, Feb. 2016 – © Orlando Almeida
Following its World première last February with the Orquestra Gulbenkian conducted by Susanna Mälkki, The Blue Voice of the Water will now have its first performance in Brazil, at the magnificent Sala São Paulo.
Tinoco‘s most recent symphonic work, co-commissioned by the São Paulo Symphony and the Gulbenkian Orchestra, can now be heard in three performances by the OSESP conducted by James Gaffigan, on the 5th, 6th and the 7th of May. Click here to know more. And click here to watch a video.
conductor James Gaffigan
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’. (…)
Sala São Paulo
April 02, 2016
Following last week’s performance of Short Cuts (percussion quartet version) in the Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon), the original version of this work will now return to the UK, with a new performance by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet at the Alwinton Summer Concerts, on the 28th of May, 7.30 p.m. For more details of this performance, follow this link here. To listen to the Apollo Quartet performing Short Cuts, watch this video here.
Apollo Saxophone Quartet
On this same day (the 28th), at 5.00 p.m., the Escola Superior de Musica Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vasco Pearce de Azevedo, will perform Zapping - for orchestra, at the Vianna da Motta Auditorium (at the ESML). This work was composed by Luís Tinoco in 2004 as a response to a S. Carlos Theatre’s commission to pay a tribute to Mozart and Haydn’s late symphonies. The ESML’s Orchestra program including Zapping will then be repeated on the 29th of May, at the Trindade Theatre in Lisbon.
April 02, 2016
Two percussion works by Luís Tinoco will soon be performed in Luxembourg and Lisbon, starting with Pedro Carneiro who will give the Luxembourg première to Mind the Gap for marimba solo (a work composed and dedicated to Pedro in 2000). This recital will be given at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, on the 16th of May @ 7.30 p.m. Click here to listen do Pedro Carneiro performing the second movement of this work.
© photo by David Rodrigues
Then, on the 22nd of May in Lisbon, at the Centro Cultural de Belém, 5 pm., the Metropolitana Percussion Group (with Marco Fernandes, Andreo Rico and the Metropolitana students) will perform Short Cuts (f) for percussion quartet. Click here to know more about this concert and here to listen to the Pulsat Quartet performing “Short Cuts”.
April 01, 2016
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)