Everyone’s favorite music café is serving up hot, peppery rhythms, when Pacific Symphony’s Café Ludwig spices up Sunday with music by the most significant composers south of the border. Among them is Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos, who has become the best-known South American composer of all time, and who throughout his career mined the rich, exotic sound world of his native country’s folk music.
Following suit was Argentina’s Alberto Ginastera, who also inspired a young Astor Piazzolla, as he played the bandoneon (tango accordion) to follow his muse as the father of “new tango.” Rare works from these three key South American composers come together for a program featuring Villa-Lobos’ “Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon W182”; Ginastera’s “Danzas Argentinas for Solo Piano”; and Piazzolla’s “Selected Tangos.” Come early to enjoy tango dancing in the lobby!
“Viva Villa-Lobos” features guest artist Hector Del Curto, bandoneon, and Symphony musicians: Benjamin Smolen, flute; Jessica Pearlman Fields, oboe; Joseph Morris, clarinet; Rose Corrigan, bassoon; Paul Manaster, violin; Timothy Landauer, cello; and Steven Edelman, bass.
Enjoy coffee or tea and sample sweet treats in Café Ludwig’s coffeehouse-style setting on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m., in the Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets are $65 and $79; for more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
This article was released by Pacific Symphony.