Sérgio Assad will discuss the program in a pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m. The talk is free for ticket holders.
Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity, and expression. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Edino Krieger and Francisco Mignone. The Assad’s repertoire includes original music composed by Sérgio Assad and his re-workings of folk and jazz music as well as Latin music of almost every style. Their touring programs are always a compelling blend of styles, periods and cultures.
The Emory program includes classical works such as selections from Pièces de Clavecin by Jean-Philippe Rameau and transcribed for guitar by Sérgio Assad, as well as music by seven Brazilian composers that feature classical influences, waltzes, chôros, jazz and bossa nova.
“a stunning display of the music of the Western Hemisphere.” The Los Angeles Times
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 8:00pm
Where: Emory Schwartz Center for Arts – 700 North Decatur Road – Atlanta, Ga 30322
Sergio Assad is currently on faculty at what university?
Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2012