Coro Polifónico Eborae Musica, July 12

Música nos Claustros 2014Next Saturday (July 12), 21:30, I’ll be singing with Coro Polifónico Eborae Musica, directed by Eduardo Martins, at the cloisters of Convento dos Remédios, Évora. The concert is part of the festival “Música nos Claustros”, promoted by Eborae Musica.

We will be singing the programme “Por liames bucólicos e populares”, featuring sixteenth-century madrigals and chansons and music by Estêvão Lopes Morago, Fernando Lopes Graça and Eurico Carrapatoso. (mais…)

Ensemble Eborensis, June 27

Colégio do Espírito Santo (Évora)Tomorrow I’ll be singing with Ensemble Eborensis at the diploma presentations at the Colégio do Espírito Santo – University of Évora. This will be a brief intervention of the ensemble, where we will perform only three small works. The first one is a three-voice verse Hodie illuxit nobis from Duarte Lobo’s double-choir Christmas responsory Hodie nobis de caelo and, secondly, two songs for three voices with lyrics by Luís de Camões from the Cancioneiro de Paris, one of the few 16th-century Portuguese secular music sources. (mais…)

Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” and the “Beginning of Italian Opera”

MonteverdiThis is a part of the first episode, entitled “Beginnings”, of BBC’s three-episode series “Opera Italia”. This series is presented by Antonio Pappano, conductor and music director at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This excerpt refers to Claudio Monteverdi’s favola in musica. (mais…)

Luís Tinoco – Round Time

Tinoco - Round Time“Born in Portugal in 1969, Luis Tinoco spent his mature musical education in the UK at the Royal Academy of Music in London and latterly at York University. Though the record sleeve claims that he ‘creates a sound world that is uniquely, distinctively Portuguese’, I hear the style of composing I frequently find in York University concerts, and has a modern and cosmopolitan quality. Not that it is a bad thing, as it offers a broader base than falling into a nationalistic rut. (mais…)

Ensemble Mensurable, November 23

espaço_salgado_logoI’ll be singing tomorrow (November 23), around 22:00, with Ensemble Mensurable at Espaço Salgado (Queluz). This is the second concert we give at this small but very interesting place (the first one was last 25 May). We will present an all-secular music programe “Songs from 16th-Century Secular Europe”, which includes music by Thomas Morley, John Bennet, Claudin de Sermisy, Josquin des Près, Thoinot Arbeau, Orlando di Lasso, Francisco Guerrero and Mateo Flecha “El Viejo”. (mais…)

Call for Papers ” RMA 50th Annual Conference”

Papers2Royal Musical Association: 50th Annual Conference, Leeds, 4-6 September 2014

Deadline: 5:00 PM (GMT), Saturday, 30 November 2013

The Royal Musical Association will assemble for its Annual Conference at the School of Music, University of Leeds, between 4 and 6 September 2014. It will be a special event for a number of reasons: not only is it the RMA’s 50th annual conference, but also it marks the 140th anniversary of the Association’s foundation and the 70th anniversary of its designation ‘Royal’. The occasion will be a meeting point for all to celebrate the achievements of the RMA and the breadth and depth of current research into the science and practice of music. The Peter Le Huray lecture will be given by Alexander Rehding (Harvard University) and the Dent lecture by Elizabeth Eva Leach (University of Oxford). (mais…)