From Abel to Copland

José Soares, conductor
Luisa Francesconi, mezzo-soprano
Israel Muniz, english horn
Marlon Humphreys-Lima, trumpet

|    Fora de Série 2022

ABEL
BERLIOZ
CHERUBINI
COPLAND
BERNSTEIN
Symphony No. 6 in E-flat major, Op. 7
Les nuits d’été, Op. 7
Medea: Overture
Quiet City
On the town: Theree Dance Episodes

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).

Luisa Francesconi has an exceptional ability for coloratura and is an expert in Mozart and Rossini roles, as well as the French repertoire. She appeared in operas such as Il Barbieri di Siviglia, L’Italiana in Algeri, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni. Francesconi performs regularly on major stages in Brazil, Italy and Portugal. Her concert repertoire includes remarkable performances of Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody; Bach’s Mass in B minor; Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass; Haendel’s Messiah; Beethoven’s Mass in C minor and Choral Fantasy; Mahler’s Second, Third and Eighth symphonies; Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle; and Villa-Lobos’ Forest of the Amazon. As soloist, the singer recorded Beethoven’s Ninth and Erick Zeisl’s Requiem Ebraico, both released by Biscoito Fino label.

Programa de Concerto

12 Mar 2022
Saturday, 6:00 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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