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King’s College London Celebrates Brazilian Composers

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2017 marks significant anniversaries for some of Brazil’s most eminent composers: Heitor Villa-Lobos (130), Francisco Mignone (120), Camargo Guarnieri (110) and José Maurício Nunes Garcia (250). To celebrate this, we are putting together a week of concert performances, lecture recitals, and film screening in King’s. 

This festival is intended to diffuse among King’s students as well as the general public about a repertoire which is not widely known about in the UK.

Week Programme: Monday 6th - Friday 10th November

6th of November 2017 – Monday
19:00 – Pyramid Room - K 4U.04(King’s, Strand Campus) 
Concert: King’s Brazil Ensemble
Bachianas Brasileiras no. IV – Heitor Villa Lobos
Laudate Dominun – For choir and orchestra - José Maurício Nunes Garcia
Concerto for guitar and orchestra – Heitor Villa Lobos (Soloist: Mikkel Lynggaard) 

7th of November – Tuesday
18:00 - Film Screening: Cinemúsica Brasil
S. Davis Room – Strand Campus – King’s
Concerto Multimídia - Marcelo Bratke (piano) + filme/cenário de Mariannita Luzzati

19:00 - Villa Lobos Chamber Music Recital
Guitar solo rep including Choro I - 
Fantasia for soprano sax and piano
Bachiana Brasiliera No 5 for sax quintet
Sexteto Mistico
Distribuicao de flores for flute and guitar 

9th of November – Thursday
17:00 – Lecture Brazil: A Superpower in International Tourism
Vinicius Lummetz - President of Embratur – Brazilian Tourism Board
Place: STRAND BLDG S-2.23 (minus 2.23) 
King’s College London 

19:00 – Roda de Choro with Group Alvorada
Fernandez and Wells (Somerset house) 

10th of November – Friday
19:00 Recital Piano and Voice: Clelia Iruzun (piano) and Gabriella di Laccio (soprano) 
St Davies Room – King’s College London
Preliminary Programme: 
Lundú da Marquesa de Santos

Três Canções Brasieiras: 
Quando Embalada
Vou me embora
Quebra o Côco 

Canção para uma valsa lenta
Canção do vento e da chuva
Dona Janaína 

This week was organized and curated by Claudie Baum, Music student at King’s College London, with the support of Dr. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, from King’s Brazil Institute. 

Special thanks to, Renata e Roberto Ruhman, Fernandez and Wells, Clelia Iruzun, Gabriella di Laccio, Mikkel Lynggaard, Antonio Campos, Marcelo Bratke and everyone who are contributing to this event.

Later Event: November 7
Cinemusica Brasil