|The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents:
A Westobou Festival Event:
Quarteto Vivace Brasil
Sponsored by the ASU Lyceum Series
The Quarteto Vivace Brasil, founded in 2008, is one of the most exciting new groups on the Brazilian music scene. Four master players on two guitars, percussion, and flute bring sizzling energy to Brazilian sambas and choros, Argentinian tangos, American ragtime, and arrangements of favorite classics from Bach to Bizet's Carmen to Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals. This eclectic mix of musical styles reflects their heritage, Tadeu Coelho, the flutist, points out:
"[Brazilians] are a very mixed population, African, European, Japanese, and native Indian. We are very much like our national dish, feijoada, where you put a little bit of everything in it and make this very wonderful stew." The ingredients of this stew include arrangements of folk-based popular Brazilian music, particularly in the sentimental genre called choro (pronounced shaw-ru, from the Portuguese word for cry). The members of the Quarteto have made a mission of bringing choro to a very sophisticated level.