07/7/14

Cries And Whispers, the opera, on Swedish TV

Bergmans “Viskningar och rop” blir opera

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STV

Read full article Here.

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06/26/14

Cries and Whispers on Swedish Radio Culture News: Kulturnytt.

First news about “Cries and Whispers” (Viskningar och Rop) on Swedish Radio Culture News: Kulturnytt. Looking forward to this partnership with director Håkan Lindhé

Read the interview: Kulturnytt.

 

 


Featuring Maestro Néviton Barros, singers Shana GrossmanAlexandra Filipe and Brooke Larimer. Instrumentalists: YinJia LinUka Gameiro,Rachel ScarpatiJulia Kost and Luigi Porto.

 

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06/18/14

Tamanduá Receives BMO Merit Award

Boston Metropolitan Opera

BMO Merit Award

This award recognizes works that demonstrate unusual content, a unique voice, and/or distinctive compositional talent.

Recipient works will receive performances, as part of Boston Metro Opera’s regular season. 

 

Tamanduá by João MacDowell

Tamanduá by João MacDowell

 

Boston Metropolitan Opera: The Boston International Contempo Festival.

General Director: Christopher A Smith

 

More info about Tamanduá – A Brazilian Opera

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05/31/14

Residency at the Bergman Estate on Fårö

Here is a video of a concert preview of “Cries and Whispers”, the opera (Viskningar och rop – Gritos e Sussurros).

Thanks to this new work I will be spending the month of July as a resident artist in the Ingmar Bergman Estate in the island of Fårö, Sweden.

 

For the next month I will be pretty isolated. No internet or cell phone. Maybe an occasional email. If you need to reach me, please be patient.

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05/14/14

FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil – ESPN soundtrack

Yesterday we got final approval for the ESPN soundtrack for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Here is a little sample of it. This is the first of ten instrumental cues that I wrote for the event, to be broadcast to 61 countries.

Ontem fechei a trilha pra transmissão da ESPN da Copa do Mundo. Aqui está um baiãozinho.

Featuring:
James Strauss on flute
Uka Gameiro on percussion
Luigi Porto as recording engineer
Maxim Laskavy as mixing engineer

Thank you:
toJose Flores and Paulo Paulista who had me in their homes while I wrote all of the music and to Gabriel Nava Rodrigues and Athena Azevedo for the invaluable support and feedback.

https://soundcloud.com/joaomacdowell/01-happy-baiao-fifa-world-cup-2014-espn-broadcast

 

Listen to More tracks at the ESPN FIFA World Cup Soundtrack page.

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04/16/14

Correio Brasiliense – last Sunday

Correio Brasiliense - JoaoMacDowell copyDownload PDF version: Correio Brasiliense – JoaoMacDowell

 

Correio Popular – Campinas 04/10/2014:

Correio Popular - Rompendo Barreiras - Joao MacDowell - 04-10-2014

 

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04/7/14

This week: Orquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp

 

I am very happy to be in Campinas this week for performances of my Symphony n.1 – Um Sonho Brasileiro.

The Orquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp is a professional orquestra dedicated to the performance of works documented by the CIDDIC (Centro de Integração Documentação e Difusão Cultural da UniCamp.) The institution has received a number of prizes for being the most relevant collections of Brazilian Contemporary Music in the world today. The OSUC is notorious for bringing to life new work of living composers in virtuosic ensemble performances.

I can say that these musicians are truly passionate about their job and conductor Cinthia Alirete brings a powerful and knowledgeable interpretation out of the group.

 

• 09/04 no Teatro Castro Mendes em Campinas – 20hs

• 10/04 na Casa do Lago (Unicamp). 19hs

Campinas, São Paulo – Brazil

Please let your friends from Sao Paulo know about this.

 

Today in the press:

G1 – Globo

Jornal de Campinas

Campinas.com.br

Jornal de Vinhedo

Carta Campinas

Shows Campinas

Entre Sons

Destak Jornal

Kleber Patricio

Canal 8

Metro Brasil – Campinas 

Correio Popular

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03/31/14

Symphony in Campinas – Sao Paulo

- Thank you all for the wonderful support you have been providing!
- Agradeço a todos pelo lindo apoio!

Next week the Symphony N.1 – Um Sonho Brasileiro will be performed in Campinas:

Orquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp conducted by Cinthia Alireti:

 

03/04 Auditório do Departamento do Medicina da UniCamp.

• 09/04 no Teatro Castro Mendes em Campinas

• 10/04 na Casa do Lago (Unicamp). 

Campinas, São Paulo – Brazil

Please let your friends from Sao Paulo know about this.

It’s been a hectic couple of months.

We premiered the International Brazilian Opera (iBoc) with scenes from four operas in New York. These concerts included scenes from Tamandua and from my third opera Cries and Whispers. We also had scenes from new operas by composers Thiago Tiberio and Luigi Porto.

A week later I had my first Symphony premiered in the capital of Brazil.

Both events turned out to be large and emotional: a grand set of singers and a tight instrumental ensemble in NY, and then a powerful performance by the musicians of the  National Theater Symphonic Orchestra (OSTNCS), conducted by Claudio Cohen.

We will be posting videos from all of these performances soon, just be patient with our post-production time.

 

Veja Brasilia

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02/23/14

Documentary Available online!

Director Mario Salimon made the documentary “Parece Que Exito” available on youtube today! This film won Best Film and Best Soundtrack on the Brasilia Film Festival 2012, Mostra Brasilia. Check it out.

Featuring: Cila MacDowell, Claudia Otero, Flama Mossri, Mauricio Lagos,Mauro Giuntini, Jeremy Lamb, Uka Gameiro, Daniel Smith, Jeremy Brauner, Mia Pafumi, Alex Houser, Micha Haran, Kimberly Prins Moeller, Paige Sandusky,Brittany Silver, Abby Powell, Claudio Mascarenhas, Guto Bittencourt, Amy Buckley, Jorge Amorim, Cascão, Joao Rochael Alcantara, Gabriel Thomaz,Pedro Hiena, Dedé, Paulo Paulista, Paulo Coelho Avila, Patrick Grosner, Ricardo Junqueira, Nick El-moor, Cesar Mendes, and more.

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02/2/14

Agenda for March and April!

Lots of performances of new music coming up:

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iBoc – International Brazilian Opera company Debut.

March 7&8th – New York City

Baruch’s Engelman Recital Hall. 8pm

Tickets available at: brazilianopera.peatix.com

 

We will be presenting scenes from 4 operas from 3 living composers! Including our favorite arias from Tamanduá and the premiere of a section from my third opera: Cries and Whispers (Gritos e Sussurros). We will also have premiers by the great composers Thiago Tiberio and Luigi Porto. Presenting a cast of 11 solo singers and our Brazilian Chorus: a night to be remembered.

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Sinfonia n.1 – Um Sonho Brasileiro

 

• March 18th 2014 • World Premiere •
Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro.
Under the baton of maestro Claudio Cohen.
Teatro Pedro Calmon, SMU. 20hs
Brasília, DF. Brazil

Entrada Franca

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• April 9&10th:

Oquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp

conducted by Cinthia Alireti:

• 09/04 no Teatro Castro Mendes em Campinas

• 10/04 na Casa do Lago (Unicamp). 

Campinas, São Paulo – Brazil

 

 

 

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