On 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.
On 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.
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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.
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.