Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars and Avi Avital, mandolin

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ticket Information

$37.50-$67.50

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Date
04/06/18

Time
7 pm

Location
800 Bagby St
Houston, Texas

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Time
8 pm

Location
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Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
Da Camera
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Leo Boucher
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Description

From Bach, Haydn and Debussy to Piazzolla and Brazilian choro

Israeli superstar mandolin player Avi Avital and celebrated Brazilian-born guitarists Sérgio and Odair Assad are global musical citizens, at home with an international program ranging from Bach to Brazil. The Assads, with their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble-playing, team up with Avital, passionate and “explosively charismatic” (New York Times) in live performance. Avi Avital is a driving force behind the reinvigoration of the mandolin repertory. The trio explore both classical repertoire reimagined for guitar and mandolin, and traditional choro music, a popular genre in Brazil known for its upbeat rhythms and bravura virtuosity.


Musicians
Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars; Avi Avital, mandolin
Program

Johann Sebastian Bach: Selections from Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016 (1717-23)
Joseph Haydn: Sonata No. 50 in D Major, Hob. XVI:37 (1778-79)
Claude Debussy: La plus que lente (1910)
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56, BB 68 (1915)
Astor Piazzola: Histoire du Tango (1986)
Marc Lavry: Three Jewish Dances, Op. 192 (1945)
Three Brazilian pieces:
Jacob Bittencourt; Santa Morena (1954); “Pixinguinha”: Glória; Jacob Bittencourt: Assanhado (1961)
All works arranged by Sérgio Assad.


Venue
Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Location
800 Bagby St
Houston, TX
Phone
713-524-5050