Following the Portuguese première of Incipit in Lisbon, on the 15th of May, the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra conducted by Joana Carneiro will now bring this work to the city of Porto, with a new performance at Casa da Música – Sala Sugia, on the 25th of June, 9.00 pm. Click here and here to know more.
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.
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.