Brouwer Tribute in New York

Yesterday I took the Metro North up from New York to sit in on two fantastic masterclasses at Yale University, one by Raffaella Smits and the other by Odair Assad. I was really struck by the quality of their teaching and how they adapted their modes of communication to suit different players. All of the performers seemed to get a lot out of the experience, as did I.

Raffaella and Odair are in the New York area because they are taking part in a Leo Brouwer tribute concert that is being held on April 23rd at the 92Y in New York City. The full fare of guitarists include:

Benjamin Verdery, Odair Assad, Canadian Guitar Quartet, Ricardo Cobo, Eden Stell Guitar Duo, René Izquierdo, and Raphaella Smits.

And the program is:

  • Paisaje cubano con lluvia for Four Guitars
  • Canticum 1968
  • Elogio de la danza
  • Estudio sencillo No. 6
  • La Espiral eternal
  • Un dia de noviembre
  • El decameron negro
  • Ojos brujos
  • Per suonare à due for Two Guitars
  • Cambio el ritmo de la noche from Canciones remotas (arr. Canadian Guitar Quartet)
  • Estudio sencillo No. 7
  • Hika, “In Memorium Toru Takemitsu”
  • Sonata del caminante

If you are in the area I hope you will come along to what will surely be a very entertaining concert. Ben Verdery will be giving a pre-concert talk at 7pm. I will surely be at the concert, so if you are a reader, please come and say hello!

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1 Response

  1. Parker says:

    A really good VIDEO of a real Leo Brouwer tribute can be seen here:
    Tracktime: 8:40 – 17:55
    This is from the Mikulov Guitar Festival (2008)

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