As a contemporary orchestra, the Philharmonic seeks to promote modern music. Therefore, the Orchestra created in 2008 the Tinta Fresca [Fresh Ink] Festival, a project that provides a fertile ground for Brazilian composers in search of their own voice and style.
The music scores submitted for the Festival are analyzed by a judging panel comprised of renowned professionals on the national scene. They select the songs that will be interpreted by the Philharmonic in a concert open to the public.
During the week of rehearsals, the composers closely follow the development of their pieces and can talk about them directly with musicians, conductor and judging panel. As a prize, the winner of the Festival receives a formal request for a new composition to be premiered in a future Philharmonic season.