Mário Lúcio Lemos

Mário Lúcio Lemos. (Image via Americas Society video)

Music of the Americas Live and En Casa

Instrument maker Mário Lemos performs, Michelle Camargo returns, and the Manhattan Chamber Players play live in New York.

En Casa continues with Brazilian percussionist and instrument inventor Mário Lúcio Lemos, from Belo Horizonte. Clarinetist Michelle Camargo is back with a solo performance. And, live onstage, the Manhattan Chamber Players play music by Felipe Nieto, Andrea Casarrubios, and JP Jofre with the composer on an instrument called the bandoneon. 

En Casa: Mário Lúcio Lemos

Tuesday, April 30, 10 am

Mário Lúcio Lemos is a Brazilian composer, performer, and instrument builder who studied social sciences at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and percussion with Roberto Veitenheimer, Bill Lucas, Paulinho Silva, and Grupo Uakti, among others. In addition to his work as session musician and teacher, he has an instrument-building studio where he creates ingenious designs for himself and others. 

From Belo Horizonte, he sent us “A máquina de xilofone e corda,” performed on one of his hand-made instruments, programmed to play rhythmic patterns of Brazilian popular as a backdrop for a melody from a monochord. 

En Casa: Michelle Camargo

Wednesday, May 1, 10 am

Colombian clarinetist Michelle Camargo returns to En Casa with a solo version of "Claribuco," a solo piece by Alejandro Sánchez, written in 2007 in honor of Argentine clarinetist and instrument maker Luis Rossi.

Music of the Americas: Manhattan Chamber Players with JP Jofre

Thursday, May 2, 7 pm

The group, joined by the renowned bandoneonist, premieres a new piece by Felipe Nieto alongside music by Andrea Casarrubios and Jofre.

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The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation.

The Spring 2024 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, by the Howard Gilman Foundation, by the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, by The Amphion Foundation, by the Augustine Foundation, and by the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation.

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