Favorite

Smoking Brazilian Sound 

click to enlarge night13_lobos_100.jpg

Long before Jobim, Gil and Gismonti, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) was tapping the multicultural musical roots of Brazil. Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Music, with guests including Brazilian pianist Sonia Rubinsky and the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, celebrate the father of modern Brazilian music in "Experiencing Villa-Lobos," March 27-29 at VCU's Singleton Arts Center. In five concerts, performers will sample Villa-Lobos' vocal, chamber and orchestral works and present three new pieces inspired by the composer: Ken Metz's "Musica visto que Villa-Lobos" for percussion ensemble, Frank Mullen III's "Choros Modernos" for 40 guitars and Doug Richards' "Expansions on 'A Mare Encheu'" for two choruses and orchestra. The festival concludes with "Green Mansions," the 1959 film starring Audrey Hepburn and scored by Villa-Lobos. Tickets are $10-$125. 828-6776.



  • Click here for more Calendar Events
  • Favorite

    Comments

    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a comment

  • Re: Interview: Gregg Allman

    • I want to let the world know about Doctor paul the Great spell caster that…

    • on May 29, 2017
  • Re: Updated: Local Musician Jonny Cecka Dies at 53

    • I work at the Byrd Theatre and remember Jonny and his family as regulars. He…

    • on May 26, 2017
  • Re: Interview: Gregg Allman

    • Real love spell to get ex back and Stop a Divorce or Break-Up !!! This…

    • on May 25, 2017
  • More »
  • Latest in Night and Day

    More by Clarke Bustard

    • Ear for Design

      Acoustics at the new CenterStage promise to be more bright and clear. But the true test will come with an audience.
      • Aug 26, 2009
    • A Fox in the Henhouse

      Musicians from all over the world gather at a small farm in rural Virginia, seeking opera from a venerable conductor.
      • Jul 8, 2009
    • You (Still) Spin Me

      The vinyl record refuses the trend toward obsolescence that certain other media are fighting.
      • May 6, 2009
    • More »

    Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation