Biographies: Mozart

José Soares, conductor
Alma Maria Liebrecht, french horn

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Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture
Bastien und Bastienne, K. 50 (46b): Overture
The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384: Overture
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, K. 386b
Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Serenade, K. 525: Allegro
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: Molto allegro
The Magic Flute, K. 620: Overture

José Soares, conductor

Born in São Paulo, José Soares was first introduced to music by his mother, Ana Yara Campos. He studied orchestral conducting with maestro Claudio Cruz in a course of regular masterclasses held in partnership with the Orquestra Jovem do Estado de São Paulo (The São Paulo State Youth Orchestra). In 2016 and 2017 he attended as a scholar at the Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão (Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival), where he was tutored by Marin Alsop, Arvo Volmer, Giancarlo Guerrero and Alexander Libereich. In the last edition of the Festival, José received the Conducting Award and was invited as assistant conductor at the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo – Osesp (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra) during part of the 2018 season, joining a Morning Concert invited by Marin Alsop. Soares attended as a student at the Laboratório de Regência (Conducting Laboratory) by the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra), and was invited by maestro Fabio Mechetti to conduct one of the Concertos para a Juventude (Youth Concerts) of the 2019 season. In July of the same year he had classes with Paavo Järvi, Neëme Järvi, Kristjan Järvi and Leonid Grin, as part of the Conducting Program of the Parnü Music Festival in Estonia. He studies Composing at Universidade de São Paulo – USP (São Paulo University).

Alma’s relationship with music began in her home state of Maryland, United States. First with the violin when she was six years old, and then with the horn, by twelve, studying with Olivia Gutoff. She also studied with Jerome Ashby at the Curtis Institute of Music and, after that, with William Purvis at the Yale Music School, where she obtained her Master’s degree in 2008. Alma has performed in many renowned chamber music festivals such as Artes Vertentes (Brazil), Savannah Music Festival (USA) and Wien Modern (Austria). Also as chamber musician, she performed with colleagues from the Vienna Philharmonic and many others prominent ensembles, such as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Wind Soloists and the Jupiter Chamber Players. She is one of the founders of Decoda, a chamber group dedicated to community engagement through music. Since 2013, Alma is Principal Horn of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic.

Programa de Concerto

1 Mar 2020
Sunday, 11:00 am

Minas Gerais Hall
free concert

Early tickets*: from February 27th at 12pm, only at the Minas Gerais Hall ticket office.
On the day of the presentation*: 300 tickets will be distributed on the morning of the concert from 9am, at the ticket office of the Minas Gerais Hall.
* Limited to 4 tickets per person.

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