Celebrating the 113th birthday of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, this concert is a journey through Rio de Janeiro's musical history - from Ernesto Nazareth's tangos, to concert music by Villa-Lobos, to the cool urban pop of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova. Each of these composers declared their love for Rio through not only words but melodies, rhythms, and harmonies. The concert will also include composers who, while not natives of Rio, were so moved by the city's sounds and feelings that they let Rio speak through their work. Steve Griggs has reinterpreted these works for a small chamber jazz ensemble of guitar, saxophone, French horn, cello, vibraphone, bass and percussion. Steve's previous concert of Villa-Lobos music in November 2009 sold out in advance. The Villa-Lobos Museum in Rio heard a recording of Steve's first Villa-Lobos concert and is enthusiastic about supporting his future research and projects. Read and hear more about this project at http://www.stevegriggmusic.com/cancaocarioca.htm.
The concert is 7:30-10:00pm and the venue is located at 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Advance tickets are $15 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95359 and $20 at the door. All tickets are general seating.
1. Carioca (1913)-Ernesto Nazareth
2. Odeon (1910)-Ernesto Nazareth
Saudades do Brazil Recollections of Brazil (1921)-Darius Milhaud
3. Corcovado Hunchback
4. Idilio na Rede Daydreaming in a Hammock (1917)
5. Uma Camponesa Cantandeira Singing Country Girl (1916)
Ciclo Brasileiras Brazilian Cycle (1936)-Villa-Lobos
6. Plantio da Caboclo Planting of the Indians
7. Impressoes Seresteiras Minstrel Impressions
Brinqueda da Roda -Villa-Lobos
8. Tira o Seu Pesinho Put Your Little Foot Out (1955)
9. Imagina (1945)-Antonio Carlos Jobim
10. Corcovado (1960)-Antonio Carlos Jobim
11. Cantiga para Meu Pai Song for My Father (1964)-Horace Silver
12. Doringo (1983)-Steve Griggs
13. Chromatic Carioca (1998)- Steve Griggs
14. Old Wave (2001)- Steve Griggs
Bachianas Brasileiras #4-Villa-Lobos
15. Introducao Prelude (1941)
16. Cantao do Sertao Song of the Jungle (1941)
17. Bye, Bye, Brazil-Chico Buarque & Roberto Menescal