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 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.
The 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.