Five Boroughs Music Festival presents BRASIL GUITAR DUO, 11/23-24
Five Boroughs Music Festival, BRASIL GUITAR DUO
Five Boroughs Music Festival's 2013-2014 season continues with two presentations of the internationally-renowned BRASIL GUITAR DUO in Staten Island and the Bronx. Duo members João Luiz and Douglas Lora, winners of the prestigious Concert Artists Guild International Competition, will perform an innovative program of works by Rameau, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Villa-Lobos, Gismonti, Lobo, and Pereira, as well as original compositions and arrangements by Lora and Luiz themselves.
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2:00 PM
The Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM
571 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
General Admission is $25. $15 for students and members. Tickets available now at www.5BMF.org .
ABOUT BRASIL GUITAR DUO
A 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, BRASIL GUITAR DUO is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. Its innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a full global touring schedule and a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. The Duo has appeared internationally on major concert series and at festivals in Germany, England, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil, Austria, Panama, Poland, and Bermuda. U.S. engagements have included recitals in such major cities as New York, Santa Barbara, Miami, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, St. Louis and Tucson, as well as in Chautauqua and Cooperstown, N.Y.; Stowe, Vt.; and Lancaster, Ohio. Recent concerto engagements include concerts with the Dallas and Houston symphony orchestras, Ohio's Dayton Philharmonic and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in New York City. The Duo's first CD, in 2007, was Bom Partido, a CAG Records release featuring all Brazilian repertoire. Two critically acclaimed CDs on the Naxos label, released in 2008 and 2009, contain the complete works for two guitars by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Brasil Guitar Duo actively strives to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music. Appearing frequently in diverse non-traditional spaces, the Duo brings a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy, etc.) combined with the traditional music of its native land (choro, samba, maxixe, and baião). Duo members João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than fifteen years. Douglas Lora earned his Master's degree at the University of Miami as a student of Dr. Rene Gonzalez. João Luiz received his Master's degree from Mannes College the New School for Music, and is pursuing a Doctoral degree at Manhattan School of Music, studying with David Leisner. He teaches guitar at New Jersey City University.