Monday, January 18, 2010

Rachel Perkins: Postcards from Brazil

Rachel Perkins describes her project, Postcards from Brazil:

Postcards from Brazil is an exploration of early twentieth-century Brazilian music for violin and piano. The concert will feature Kenan Fellow Rachel Perkins on violin, and pianist Mikael Darmanie, a graduate student at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. The program includes works by Brazilian composers Heitor Villa-Lobos and M. Camargo Guarnieri, and looks at how European visitors heard Brazilian music and what they brought to it in their reinterpretations of the orginal idiom. The French composer Darius Milhaud’s work is featured in the program: he lived in Brazil from 1917 to 1918 and drew heavily from the traditional rhythms found in Brazilian song and dance in his work, as can be heard in his Saudades do Brasil.

Postcards from Brazil will be performed on Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 23 at 2 p.m.

There will be an informal conversation with the artists following the evening performance on Friday. Light refreshments will be served.

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