Conexões Brazil – Arts Recovery Week!

THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021 at 7pm
Cherry Street Pier
121 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
FREE.

PAST FILM SCREENING:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2021

See Orchestra 2001's CONEXÕES BRAZIL concert video on the big screen at
Cherry Street Pier; 
Stay for live Brazilian music and the national drink of Brazil!

Co-presented by Esperanza Arts Center.

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This concerts series funded in large part by the Connelly Foundation.

Consider supporting the music with a suggested donation of $20.
At this level, receive a coupon for a complimentary caipirinha cocktail at the Garden Bar! You can give right now, or when you arrive. Just check in at the Orchestra 2001 table to get your drink coupon.

The caipirinha [kie-purr-REEN-yah] is a favorite cocktail in Brazil, made with cachaça (a sweet Brazilian rum made from pure sugarcane juice rather than molasses) as well as lime, sugar and ice.

Featuring 20th- and 21st-Century Music by Brazilian composers.

PART I:

Encore Screening of CONEXÕES BRAZIL at 7pm

Orchestra 2001 – Mark Loria, conducting

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) – Sexteto místico

Clarice Vasconcelos Assad (b. 1978) – The Book of Spells

Orlando Haddad (b. 1953) – Lendas Amazônicas
(Amazon Legends) 
premiere
Orlando Haddad's commission generously funded by the Steven R. Gerber Trust.

Learn about these Composers!

Personnel for Orchestra 2001's recording of Lendas Amazônicas, including (at right) Minas duo Patricia King Haddad and Orlando Haddad.
Image credit: Nina Siniakova, pianist (not pictured)

PART II:

Live performance of Brazilian music by Minas.

Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed Minas in 1978 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Multi-talented as composers, vocalists and instrumentalists, and equally comfortable in Brazilian festive music and jazz, folk and classical genres, Minas' various performance styles have placed them in front of every kind of audience and venue.

Read program notes from composer Orlando Hadad about the seven legends that inspired his new work, Lendas Amazônicas (Amazon Legends):


https://minasmusic.com/

Susan Lewis of WRTI interviewed Orlando Haddad to explore the instrumentation and inspiration behind his new work, Lendas Amazônicas (Amazon Legends) commissioned by Orchestra 2001. 
READ THE FULL ARTICLE.

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