The romantic orchestra II

José Soares, conductor
Marcus Julius Lander, clarinet
João Carlos Ferreira, viola

|    The orchestra over time

Béatrice et Bénedict: Overture
Clarinet and Viola Concerto in E minor, Op. 88
The Tempest, "Fantasy-Overture", Op. 18
Overture on Russian Themes, Op. 28

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).

João Carlos started his professional career as violist in the Minas Gerais Philharmonic, where he holds the position of Principal Viola since 2009. Born in Juiz de Fora, the musician previously served as a member of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and the Radamés Gnattali Quartet. With this group, he received the 2007-2009 Rumos Itaú Cultural Award. A chamber music enthusiast, João Carlos leads the Villani-Côrtes Trio, formed with Minas Gerais Philharmonic colleagues Jovana Trifunovic and Eduardo Swerts. Recently, the trio released the album Três Tons Brasileiros [Three Brazilian Tones]. As a soloist, Ferreira performed with Petrobras, Espírito Santo, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro symphony orchestras, as well as with the Minas Gerais Philharmonic. Other remarkable performances were given alongside Antonio Meneses, Roman Simovic, Márcio Carneiro, Bessler Quartet and Sigiswald Kuijken.

Programa de Concerto

3 Jul 2021
Saturday, 6:00 pm