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!