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Music at Oakmont presents Brasil Guitar Duo


Thursday April 12th 2018 - 1:30pm to

On Thursday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Berger Center, Music at Oakmont welcomes the acclaimed Brasil Guitar Duo, the first classical guitar duo to appear on this series. They have performed internationally in concerts, and at festivals around the world and in major U.S. cities.

Committed to performing new chamber music, the Duo joined cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Carlos Prieto for the 2014 world premiere of El arco y la lira, by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. On the same program the Duo gave the Cuban premiere of Brouwerís Sonata de los viajeros, to be heard April 12 in Oakmont. They recorded this piece for Naxos Records, in a CD of Brouwerís complete works for two guitars. The album was nominated for a 2016 Latin Grammy award for Best New Composition.

Duo members Jo„o Luiz and Douglas Lora met in S„o Paulo as teenage students and have been performing together for 20 years. Lora earned a Masterís degree from the University of Miamiís Frost School of Music; Luiz received a Masterís degree from Mannes College New School for Music and a doctoral degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Luiz is head of the guitar department at the State University of New York-Purchase, and also teaches at CUNY-Hunter College and New Jersey City University.

For further program details, visit www.musicatoakmont.org.


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