PSU Silver Series Presents Acclaimed Brasil Guitar Duo March 14

March 1st, 2013 by Elizabeth

Plymouth, N.H. —The award-winning duo of Douglas Lora and João Luiz, aka the Brasil Guitar Duo, will perform at Plymouth State University at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center.

Winners of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Music Competition, the Brasil Guitar Duo is quickly solidifying its status as one of the preeminent guitar duos of its generation.

Lora and Luiz met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than 15 years, perfecting a “sublime synchronicity and effortless performance style.” The Duo was lauded by Classical Guitar magazine for its “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity.”

With full touring schedules on two continents and critically acclaimed recordings, the Duo has developed a broad repertoire of European classical guitar duos by J.S. Bach, Fernando Sor and Domenico Scarlatti. In recent years they have been equally at home on a classical or a world-music series, performing in such diverse venues as New Music/New Places, the Stowe and Chautaugua Music Festivals and Carnegie Hall, mixing classical programmatic elements with choro, samba, maxixe and baião, the traditional music of their native land.

The Duo also strives to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music.

Eager advocates for both traditional and new concerti for two guitars and orchestra, the Duo premiered a work by Brazilian composer Paulo Bellinati with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in June 2012.

Tickets for the Brasil Guitar Duo at Plymouth State University are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

General information about events at Plymouth State University are online at ThisWeek@PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.

Photograph by Andrea Johnson

 

 

In the News

Example Image

PSU’s Center for the Environment celebrates 10th anniversary

PLYMOUTH — One of New Hampshire’s most effective environmental research and protection organizations celebrated its tenth anniversary Aug. 29. The Center for the Environment (CFE) at Plymouth State University was created in 2004 to study the science, policies, culture, and economics of the natural environment in northern New England through research, education, and collaboration. In […]

Example Image

PSU celebrates new year at Fall Convocation

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters awarded to Joseph Nye, Jr. PLYMOUTH — One of the nation’s most important leaders in international relations was honored by Plymouth State University at its convocation ceremony Sept. 2. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, presented by PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. Convocation is the […]

Example Image

PSU Announces 2014 Distinguished Faculty

Professors Paul Rogalus, Scott Coykendall and Mark Green Honored PLYMOUTH — Professors Paul Rogalus, Scott Coykendall and Mark Green were honored by their Plymouth State University faculty colleagues at the institution’s annual Faculty Day event Aug. 27. Julie Bernier, PSU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, presented Green with the Award for Distinguished Scholarship, […]