Berkeley Choro Ensemble
Friday, November 17, 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Photo: courtesy of artist
Jane Lenoir, flute • Harvey Wainapel, clarinet • Ricardo Peixoto, guitar • Brian Rice, percussion
with visiting guests from São Paulo: Amilton Godoy, piano, Léa Freire, flute
Original compositions from their new CD, supported by the 2016 InterMusic SF (SFFCM) Musical Grant Program. Featuring compositions by contemporary Brazilian composers and BCE members, Ricardo Peixoto and Harvey Wainapel. Guests from São Paulo, Léa Freire, flutist/pianist, and Amilton Godoy, pianist, will be performing their compositions in arrangements made for the ensemble as well.
Quase Chorando - Ricardo Peixoto
Sempre Voltando - Harvey Wainapel
Nesse Momento - Ricardo Peixoto
Fabiano e Sua Turma - Mário Sève
with Brazilian guests, Léa Freire, flute, and Amilton Godoy, piano:
Choro No. 7 - Cesar Camargo Mariano
Choro in Eb - Amilton Godoy
Sem Do - Léa Freire
Sambo do Arvore - Léa Freire
Estudo in Bb - Amilton Godoy
Risco - Léa Freire
Deixa Estar - Léa Freire
Tres Irmãos - Amilton Godoy
The Berkeley Choro Ensemble is a group of world-class musicians from the SF Bay Area that formed in 2010. The group celebrates the music, culture and history of Brazil, with a special emphasis on the Choro genre (pronounced “shoro”), a style of music which emerged in the 1800’s in Brazil, fusing the music of Brazil’s European immigrants and the native music of Brazil’s indigenous and African-Brazilian population. In particular, the choro sound is somewhat akin to a combination of European classical music, ragtime, and blues. Our repertoire also includes samba, bossa nova, jazz, and the music of Northeast Brazil."
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