Brazilian pianist Luiz de Moura Castro offers lecture-recital on Villa-Lobos

luiz_castroTo mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1884-1959), the piano department of the Yale School of Music presents a lecture-recital of the eminent Brazilian pianist Luiz de Moura Castro. The lecture-recital will feature piano music of Villa-Lobos and will take place Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 pm in Sudler Hall. Castro is a professor of piano at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. The event is free and open to the public.

About the Performer

Luíz de Moura Castro, born in Rio de Janeiro, gave his first concert at the age of 9 in the Teatro Municipal. He studied at the National Music School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (summa cum laude), the Music Academy Lorenzo Fernandez, Rio de Janeiro, and the Liszt Academy, Budapest.

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Published January 11, 2010
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Tokyo String Quartet in Chamber Music Society’s first concert of the New Year

January 26 program includes music of Haydn, Barber, and Beethoven

tokyo_v_emailThe Tokyo String Quartet, one of today’s foremost chamber ensembles, will perform at the Yale School of Music on Tuesday, January 26 at 8 pm. The quartet has been in residence at the School of Music for the past 33 years and appears in recital every semester. Their performance this January will open with Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 76 no. 4. In honor of the centenary of Samuel Barber’s birth, they will play the composer’s sole string quartet, Op. 11. The work’s second movement is familiar to many audiences in its arrangement as Barber’s beloved Adagio. Beethoven’s fiery String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 no. 2, concludes the program.

The members of the Tokyo String Quartet are Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda, violins; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; and Clive Greensmith, cello. The performance will take place in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven) and is presented by the Chamber Music Society at Yale; David Shifrin is the series’ artistic director. MORE

Published January 11, 2010
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