Brazilian Beats features music by storied Cuban-Spanish composer Leo Brouwer, including the world premiere of a 20x2020 commission inspired by the rhythms of Brazil. The journey continues with music by Brazilian-born film composer Marcelo Zarvos, and the premiere of a newly-choreographed set of string quartets by eminent Brazilian composer Villa Lobos and Maestro Brouwer. Dancers from METdance and Houston Ballet join. Featuring a new canvas painting by Brazilian-born artist Tony Paraná, commissioned for this program.
Leo Brouwer: String Quartet No. 6 "Nostalgia de las montañas"
20x2020 No. 15 | WORLD PREMIERE
Marcelo Zarvos: ‘Nepomuk’s Dances’ string quartet
Villa Lobos/Brouwer: Selections from String Quartet Nos. 3, 5 & 6
WITH: Monica Gomez and Estheysis Menendez, HOUSTON BALLET
Dwain Travis and Andres de Blust-Mommaerts, METdance
CHOREOGRAPHY: Marlana Doyle, METdance Artistic Director
"fiery, passionate and eloquent dancing..." HoustonPress
20x2020 NO. 15 UNDERWRITERS:
LORENZO MARTINEZ, POLLY JOHNSON & SHELBY ALLEN, AND CANDICE & ROGER MOORE
TONY PARANA ART UNDERWRITERS: PATRICIA GAIL BRAY & STEPHEN LINDER
‘Brouwer is a seminal figure...’ -- GRAMOPHONE
‘[Brouwer’s] music lives, breathes, and flows with fluent craftsmanship and unfettered creativity.’