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Concert: Brazil's Camerata Aberta

Americas Society

December 11, 2014


(Image: Courtesy of Heloísa Bortz)

Preregistration for this event is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning at 6:15 PM.

Admission: FREE for AS and YPA Members; $20 for non-members. No additional fees will be charged when purchasing online. $10 tickets will be available for purchase at the door for students with ID and seniors. YPA Members who wish to register for this event should email Martha Cargo at

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Music of the Americas is thrilled to present São Paulo-based new music group Camerata Aberta for the third time in a concert featuring new pieces by Brazilian composers. Their debut album Espelho D'Água (Reflecting Pool, SESC, 2012) won "Prêmio Bravo!" in the Best Classical Music CD category. Read a review of their 2011 performance at the Americas Society on the I Care if You Listen website.

This program will feature the following musicians:

Cassia Carrascoza flute            
Luis Afonso Montanha clarinet
Martin Tuksa violin
Dimos Goudaroulis cello
Lídia Bazarian piano
Sérgio Kafejian artistic director
Walter Gentil production director


Marcus Siqueira (b. 1974) Espectros no Jardim de Concreto (2013)  *US premiere
Maurício de Bonis (b. 1979) Melencolia I a3 (2013)  *US premiere
Sérgio Rodrigo (b. 1983)  Acquarello (2010, rev. 2014) *US premiere
Silvio Ferraz (b. 1959) Les silences d'un étrange jardin (1994) *US premiere
Felipe Lara (b. 1979) Postcard (2008)
Sérgio Kafejian (b. 1967) Circulares III (2014) *World premiere
João Pedro Oliveira (b. 1959) Hokmah (2009)
Alexandre Lunsqui (b. 1969) Toy (2013)


Read more in the printed program (PDF).

Camerata Aberta: Eselho d'Água (2012)

About the ensemble

Made up of sixteen professors from the Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo - Tom Jobim, Camerata Aberta is dedicated to twentieth- and twenty-first-century repertoire. They are committed to not only Brazilian contemporary music but also the perpetuation of newly composed works and the performance of standard contemporary repertoire. The ensemble has performed in major concert halls throughout the world, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Sala Cecilia Meireles (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and the Campos do Jordao Festival. In 2010, they were awarded the APCA prize for excellence in contemporary music.