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
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 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.
On the 15th of October, 7.30 pm, at the Tonhalle in Zurich, Filipa Nunes (clarinet) and the Sinfonietta Zürich conducted by João Santos will perform the Swiss première of Labyrinth, a piece written by Luís Tinoco in 2006 and first performed one year later by Nuno Pinto and the Camerata Senza Misura at the Póvoa de Varzim International Music Festival.
Incipit 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, and it was first performed in June of the same year by the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra at the City of the Arts and the Theatro Municipal. The music score of this work quotes some excerpts from ‘Audivi Vocem de Caelo’ a motet by the Renaissance and early Baroque Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo. Click here to listen to this motet.
Paulo Vassalo Lourenço
On this same day, at 9.30 pm., the Gulbenkian Choir conducted by Paulo Vassalo Lourenço will sing Descubro a Voz at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. This concert program offers a rich approach to Iberian poetry with works written by a varied group of composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.