University of California, Riverside – Riverside, CA – 01/24/15

Villa-Lobos, and Jazz with PS String Consort
Saturday, January 24, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA, U.S.A. 92521
Other Info
Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Fest: Brazilian Choro, Villa-Lobos, and Jazz

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
In collaboration with the UC Riverside Culver Center of the Arts
and the São Paulo State University Campinas

Parking is FREE!
Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk

International Chamber Music Festival
Celebrating the chamber music of the first distinctly Latino voice in classical music, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), the music that influenced him (Bach, Debussy, Stravinsky, and Brazilian Choros), and his influence on Latin American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries (Chavez, Revueltas, Ginastera, and especially Paulo C. Chagas).

Brazilian Choro, Villa-Lobos, and Jazz

A kind of Brazilian equivalent to jazz, “choro” was a popular style of music that flourished at the turn of the 20th century. As a teenager, Villa-Lobos snuck out of his home to listen and play along with the musicians, and those experiences forever marked his later compositions. Today, jazz musicians like Southern California legend Peter Sprague continue to explore the influence of Brazilian choro, channeled through Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, and countless other musical giants. Revueltas also found inspiration in the folk and popular musics of his native Mexico, heard here in “Música de Feria.”

Silvestre Revueltas: String Quartet no. 4 “Música de Feria.”
Villa-Lobos: String Quartet no. 5 “Popular”


Peter Sprague: works for jazz trio and string quartet
California Quartet: Bridget Dolkas, violin I; Jeanne Scrocki, violin II; Pam Jacobson, viola; Lars Hoefs, cello
Peter Sprague String Consort: Peter Sprague, jazz guitar; Mac Leighton, bass; Duncan Moore, percussion; and the California Quartet

BIOGRAPHIES: partial list
Lars Hoefs, professor of cello and music history, Sao Paulo State University, Campinas

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk

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