The four Tales

João’s goal is to compose four concerts for four different ensembles inspired by four different stories. The composer has 5 months for each project, whereby each work comprises of 90 minutes. “…the four stories are not often associated with music. I want to give them a voice. I also try to improve my skills as a conductor and leader and to advance my creative self,” said João.



The Fish, The Monkey, The Elephant & The Tree


The first story is inspired by the following quote:
“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will believe all its life that it is stupid.”