Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival Part II

Festival Finale Part II: Bachianas Brasileiras


Culver Center of the Arts


Performance

Friday, January 30, 2015, 8pm

Free Admission

UCR Department of Music in collaboration with the Culver Center of the Arts  and the São Paulo State University Campinas 


Festival Finale Part II: Bachianas Brasileiras

Music for cello ensemble celebrating Villa-Lobos' trinity of Bach, Brazil, and the cello

Villa-Lobos’ most celebrated works, the Bachianas Brasileiras, combine his three great loves: Bach, the cello, and Brazil – these works, the first in the history of music composed for an orchestra of cellos, conflate Brazilian rhythms and gestures with Bach’s harmony and counterpoint, resulting in the composer’s most extraordinary masterworks. The first half of the concert presents the premiere of a new work for cello, live-electronics and interactive multimedia by Paulo C. Chagas. 


PROGRAM

Paulo C. Chagas: 

Gravity and Grace: Mobile III for cello, live-electronics and interactive multimedia (world premiere)


     Intermission


Bach: Chorale 

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no. 1

Tom Jobim: Modinha 

Jorge Ben: Mas que Nada 

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5

Ashbridge: Bach a la Baiao