Sounds of the Americas: Sounds of Brazil
Wednesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
Monday – Tuesday: Closed*
Calls: (925) 943-7469
Walk Up: 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays, Tuesdays, and most City holidays.
Music Director & Conductor: Matilda Hofman
May 14, 2023
Featuring: Brian Rice & the Berkeley Choro Ensemble
This varied program highlights a range of beautiful music from Brazil, including the world premiere of a concerto for pandeiro, the Brazilian tambourine. We also premiere local composer Jean Ahn’s new work for the Diablo Symphony’s 60th anniversary and present an uproarious work by Milhaud, envisioned to be played with any film by Charlie Chaplin, providing a lighthearted finale to the season.
Jean Ahn – Many Hues of Green (world premiere, DSO commission to celebrate Diamond Jubilee Anniversary)
Clarice Assad – Brazilian Fanfare
Felipe Senna – Choro Suite & Concerto for Pandiero and Orchestra (world premiere)
Darius Milhaud – Le Bœuf sur le Toit (with screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Adventurer)
Running Time: approx. 1 hour 45 minutes, with one intermission