7 to 8 pm ET

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York

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São Paulo Chamber Soloists

São Paulo Chamber Soloists. (Image courtesy of the artist)

São Paulo Chamber Soloists

The Brazilian string ensemble makes its U.S. debut on our stage with a program of Latin American music. 

7 to 8 pm ET

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York

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São Paulo Chamber Soloists

São Paulo Chamber Soloists. (Image courtesy of the artist)

Overview

On October 17, we will host this concert in person, and tickets are free. Please email Gina Portale to reserve your seat. 
Video of the concert will be released at a later date. Remember to follow us to watch this and other exciting performances. All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination and wear masks.

The São Paulo Chamber Soloists (SPCS) was created by Alejandro Aldana (Concertmaster of the Orquestra do Theatro Municipal de São Paulo) and Matthew Thorpe (Assistant Concertmaster of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo). SPCS is made up of 14 string musicians, with leaders from the main orchestras in São Paulo, and it aims to explore both traditional and non-traditional string orchestra repertoire, with special emphasis on minority composers. It has collaborated with the most renowned contemporary Brazilian composers, such as Clarice Assad, Felipe Senna, Léa Freire, Alexandre Guerra, and Silvia Goes.

Winner of the 2020 PROAC Music Achievement Award, SPCS performs standing up and without a conductor, creating a truly charismatic experience of collective musical collaboration.

Program

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Bachianas brasileiras no. 9
I. Prelúdio: Vagaroso e místico
II. Fuga: Poco apressado

Paulo Costa Lima (1954- ) Concertino for Clarinet and Strings, opus 78 (North American premiere)
I. Declamando
II. Intermezzo
III. Vivace
Ovanir Buosi, clarinet

João Luiz Rezende (1975-) MadrigAfro for Guitar and Strings (North American premiere)
I. Chegança
II. Canto
III. Dansa
Octávio Deluchi, guitar

Clarice Assad (1978- ) Impressions
I. Personas – Theme & Variations
II. Fusion: Dança Brasileira
III. Affection: Slow Waltz
IV. Precision: Perpetual Motion
V. Unity: Coda

São Paulo Chamber Soloists

Violins: Emmanuele Baldini, Adrian Petrutiu, Rodolfo Lota, Rafael Sanches, Matthew Thorpe, Sung Eun Cho, Marcio Kim
Violas: Peter Pas, Bruno de Luna, Sarah Nascimento
Cellos: Jin Joo Doh, Heloisa Meirelles. Doug Kier
Bass: Pedro Gadelha

 

Funders

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

The Fall 2022 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, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Additional support for this concert comes from New Music USA’s Organizational Development Fund in 2022-23, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc.