Promenade Concert – Compliment of Youth | Southern Classical Orchestra
Music & Festivals | concert
Loulé City Council
The real music party for the whole family is back!
Youth, the flower of age, the green years, the spring of life… Young age has many names and many facets, as many as the personality of young people.
It has been like this for centuries and classical music is no exception! Did you know that at the age of sixteen Felix Mendelssohn had already written one of the masterpieces of his life? And that at that age Mozart and Schubert already had impressive catalogs with music of all genres, from opera to miniatures of salon music.
In this promenade concert, under the direction of maestro João Gaspar and with the presentation of Rui Baeta, we set out to discover the youthful spirit in classical music with only one rule: music written by adults is not valid!
Interpretation: Southern Classical Orchestra
Guest Conductor: João Gaspar
Host: Rui Baeta
Southern Classical Orchestra
Founded in 2002 as Orquestra do Algarve, it became Orquestra Clássica do Sul in September 2013. Endowed with an artistic quality of excellence, its main objectives are to promote and disseminate classical music in all social strata, not only contributing to raise the level of the target population, as well as developing a pedagogical action among younger people, seeking to enrich and diversify the cultural and tourist offer in the Algarve region.
Composed of musicians from around fourteen nationalities, selected in an international public competition, the Orchestra currently has Martim Sousa Tavares in its artistic team as Principal Conductor.
It should also be noted that in 2019 it started a new project, the Community Choir, with the main mission of interpreting symphonic choral repertoire, thus expanding the range of productions that can be presented by the orchestra. This project is coordinated by baritone Rui Baeta.
Learn more at www.ocs.pt.
Conductor: Joao Gaspar
Born in Leiria, he finished his course at the Escola Profissional Metropolitana with a Merit Diploma for the best student. He entered the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in 2012, with a merit scholarship, in which he obtained a bachelor’s degree. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music Teaching from the Superior School of Music in Lisbon.
As a soloist, he performed in national première the works Pele by Brian Balmages and the Concerto for Horn and Band by Lee Actor, recorded live for CD.
He released his first solo album, “Postcards” in 2021.
He has worked and collaborated with orchestras and formations such as: European Union Youth Wind Orchestra, The World Orchestra, Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos, Orquestra XXI, Orquestra d’Almada, Ensemble do Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa, Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisbon or Orquestra Gulbenkian, under the baton of internationally renowned conductors.
Orientou masterclasses as invited professor at Panstwowa Skola Muzyzcna w Krakowie (Poland), at the Guatemala Horn Festival (Guatemala), at the IV Brass Week (Portugal) and at the Guadassuar International Horn Congress (Spain).
He is a member of the Portuguese Air Force Music Band and teaches at the Montijo Regional Arts Conservatory.
He was guest conductor of Orquestra Sem Fronteiras and Orquestra Clásica da Madeira in 2020 and is conductor of Sociedade Filarmónica Vestiariense.
In addition to the vast collection of musical arrangements for various formations, as well as the development of pedagogical material, its original repertoire includes dozens of works.
He is the author of the children’s book and musical show “Vila Compasso”, of the pedagogical book “The French Horn Creative Studio” and of the project “Sonho de Voar”, winner of the National Defense and Equality Award 2020.
Host: Rui Baeta
Rui Baeta divides his professional life between artistic performance as a solo singer, teaching vocal technique for the development of musical interpretation and creating and directing musical projects. He was a judge on TVI’s All Together Now 2021 programs, RTP’s Operation Triunfo 2010, and Vocal Coach on SIC’s Factor X and Ídolos programs and, since 2019, coordinator and vocal coach of the participatory Choir of Orquestra Clássica do Sul.
Awarded in several singing competitions, highlights include the 1st Prize in the RDP Young Musicians Competition (1999) in the Chamber Music class – higher level – with pianist Paulo Pacheco, and the semi-final of the International Festival and Competition of Corner of the Mezzo Canal (2008).
With a vast repertoire in the field of opera, oratory and recital presented in the main theaters in the country and abroad, he has already sung with Orq. Nacional do Porto, the Orq. from Cascais and Oeiras, the Orq. Southern Classical, Orq. das Beiras, Orch. Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Camerata de Lyon, Ensemble D’Arcos, Camerata do Concertgebouw, Orq. Gulbenkian, among others.
In addition to several recordings made for RTP1, RTP Açores, RTP Madeira, RTP Internacional, and Antena 2, he recorded on CD the Missa Grande by Marcos de Portugal and the operas As Variedades de Proteu by António Teixeira, O Corvo, A Tabacaria, As Flores do Mal and O Regresso da Norma by Luís Soldado and, in 2022, Manifesto Nada, by António de Sousa Dias.
Row B of the 1st Counter and Rows B and E of the 2nd Counter have reduced visibility.
Single price: €3 (no discounts apply)
12 fev 2023 11:30