Brasil Guitar Duo
Classical with a Brazilian flare
Performance Dates
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:30pm at Crowder Hall

Presented in collaboration with the Tucson Guitar Society 

João Luiz, guitar
Douglas Lora, guitar

"These gifted, unaffected and hard working young men have transmuted their huge energy and synergies into a mature and masterly performing presence." – The Royal Gazette

Brasil Guitar Duo, winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for their "maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity," is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. Their innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a global touring schedule and a growing catalog of critically acclaimed recordings.

Brasil Guitar Duo strives to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music. The Duo performs a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy, etc.) combined with the traditional music of their native land (choro, samba, maxixe, and baião).


JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU                          Pieces de Clavecin *
(1683-1764)                                                       Allemande
                                                                          Les Cyclopes   

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO         Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp minor, No. 7
(1895-1968)                                                    from 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 199

FREDERIC HAND                                       Still
(b. 1947)                                                         Dedicated to the Brasil Guitar Duo

EGBERTO GISMONTI                                 A Fala da Paixão *
(b. 1947)                                                          Sete Anéis *
                                                                        Karatê *  


LEO BROUWER                                         Sonata de los Viajeros (2009)
(b. 1939)                                                         Primer Viaje a Tierras Heladas
                                                                       El Retablo de las Maravillas –                   
                                                                                 La Venus de Praxiteles
                                                                       Visita a Bach en Leipzig
                                                                       Por el Mar de las Antillas             

Jacob do Bandolim                                    Doce de Coco *
(1918-1965)                                                    Noites Cariocas *

MARCO PEREIRA                                      Bate-Coxa
(b. 1952)                                                       Dedicated to the Brasil Guitar Duo

* arranged by Joao Luiz

Program Subject to Change


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