PEDRO MELO ALVES’ OMNIAE LARGE ENSEMBLE

PEDRO MELO ALVES’ OMNIAE LARGE ENSEMBLE

Lumina

PEDRO MELO ALVES’ OMNIAE LARGE ENSEMBLE

Lumina

Originally a septet, the first challenge faced by Pedro Melo Alves’ Omniae Ensemble culminated in their winning the 2016 Bernardo Sassetti award for musical composition and their presence in the lists of the best jazz records of that year. Well-deserved awards that have helped to map the importance of this still young percussionist who has now become a composer. And, however much their ambition has remained clearly visible in the results of this (and other) groups, we would not have been expecting that a few years later this septet would grow in direct proportion to the greatest aspiration of Pedro Melo Alves: in 2020, during a busy interval between lockdowns, the Omniae Large Ensemble came into being at the Guimarães Jazz Festival, presenting us with one of the most powerful, explosive and original orchestras of free music that we have ever known. Conducted by Pedro Carneiro, the group takes the form of a large and balanced cosmos, leading us to glimpse not only a future of music, but, above all, the brilliant future of the music of Pedro Melo Alves.

© Márcia Árvores.

15 OCT 2021
FRI 21:00

Tickets available from 6 SEP
Main auditorium
14€ (discounts)
M/6

DRUMS, COMPOSITION

Pedro Melo Alves

CONDUCTOR

Pedro Carneiro

PIANO

José Diogo Martins

GUITAR

Mané Fernandes

CLASSICAL GUITAR

Luís José Martins

CELLO

Luís André Ferreira

DOUBLE-BASS

Pablo P. Moledo
Alvaro Rosso

FLUTES

Clara Saleiro

FLUTE, SAXOPHONE

João Pedro Brandão

SAXOPHONES

José Soares
Albert Cirera

CLARINETS

Frederic Cardoso

BASSOON

Álvaro Machado

TRUMPET

Gileno Santana

TROMBONE

Xavi Sousa
Ricardo Pereira

TUBA

Fábio Rodrigues

VOCALS

Mariana Dionísio
Nazaré da Silva

Diogo Ferreira
João Neves

PERCUSSION

João Miguel Braga Simões

ELECTRONICS

João Carlos Pinto

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