7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26
Hailing from São Paolo, João Luiz and Douglas Lora return to Lakewood to seamlessly blend a beautiful array of classical and Brazilian styles into another unforgettable performance. Winners of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Music Competition, Luiz and Lora have cemented themselves as two of the most talented and relevant guitarists of their generation. Frequent repertoire includes works by both Luiz and Lora, as well as Piazzolla, Rameau, Castelnuovo-Tedesco,Villa-Lobos, Gismonti, and Pereira.
Brasil Guitar Duo actively strives to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music. Appearing frequently in diverse nontraditional spaces, the Duo brings a broad range of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy, etc.) combined with the traditional music of its native land (choro, samba, maxixe, and baião).
Luiz and Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than 15 years. Eager advocates for both traditional and new concerti for two guitars and orchestra, the Duo premiered a work by Brazilian composer Paulo Bellinati with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Giancarlo Guerrero, in June 2012. The Duo has appeared internationally in major concert series and at festivals in Germany, England, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil, Austria, Panama, Poland, and Bermuda. More information at www.brasilguitarduo.org.
Tickets are $25 and are available at 303-987-7845, www.Lakewood.org/Tickets or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue). Student, senior and group discounts are available. Ample, free parking.
The 2013-2014 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, 5280 Magazine and the Denver Post Community, improving and enriching the lives of those in our community.