Brasil Guitar Duo
Segovia Classical Guitar Series
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:30pm
“…Gorgeous tone, rock-solid rhythm, beautiful phrasing, and no identifiable technical flaws. This is great playing.”
—American Record Guide
João Luiz and Douglas Lora, guitar
The Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity,” is known for its innovative programming featuring a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works. They keep a full global touring schedule and have a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. Committed to performing new chamber music employing the guitar, the Duo joined cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Carlos Prieto for the October 2014 world premiere of El arco y la lira, a work for two cellos and two guitars by esteemed Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. Their CD of Brouwer’s complete works for two guitars was nominated for a 2016 Latin Grammy Award for Best New Composition. This performance will be followed by a subscriber reception.
Jean-Phillipe Rameau, Selections from Pièces de clavecin
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Two Preludes and Fugues
Frederic Hand, Still
Egberto Gismonti, Alegrinho
Leo Brouwer, Sonata de los viajeros
Egberto Gismonti, A Fala da Paixão and Karatê
Segovia Classical Guitar Series subscriptions are now available. Single tickets, on sale August 9, are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.