Fourth annual

Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival

Lars Hoefs, artistic director/cello

Jan. 7 – Feb. 4, 2018

18 concerts of Latin American Chamber Music in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and across Southern California

Schedule

Jan. 7, 7:30 pm (invitation only)

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“Cello Solo Brasileiro, Vol. II”

Stan’s Music Parlor, Los Angeles
Paulo Costa Lima: Pós-Aboio (world premiere)
Marco Padilha: new work (world premiere)
Marco Padilha: Invocatio No. 2 (world premiere)
Ronaldo Miranda: Etius Melos
Roberto Victorio: Aztlan
Paulo C. Chagas: Dance With Blanket (from Corpo, Carne e Espírito)
Marisa Rezende: À Deriva
Marisa Rezende: Preludiando
Ricardo Tacuchian: Orégano
Ernani Aguiar: Meloritmias No. 14
Edmundo Villani-Cortes: A Sombra da Mangabeira

Lars Hoefs, cello

Jan. 10, 12:10 pm

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“Virtuoso Violino”

Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena. Free admission
Marlos Nobre: Desafio III
Francisco Mignone: Valsa de Esquina No. 2
Francisco Mignone: Canção Sertaneja
Villa-Lobos: Choros bis

Carmelo de los Santos, violin
Nathália Kato, piano
Lars Hoefs, cello

Jan. 10, 8 pm

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“Multiplying Cellos”

Music@Mimoda, Mimoda Studio, 5774 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles. Free admission
Marlos Nobre: Três Cantos de Iemanjá
Raul do Valle: Saíra (world premiere)
Henrique Oswald: Elegia

Nathália Kato, piano
Lars Hoefs, cello

cello ensemble led by Elizabeth Wright and Vardan Gasparyan, selections TBA

Jan. 11, 8 pm (invitation only)

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“Oceanside Soiree”

Oceanside
Marlos Nobre: Três Cantos de Iemanjá
Tacuchian: Orégano
Ronaldo Miranda: Etius Melos
Henrique Oswald: Elegia
Raul do Valle: Saíra (world premiere)

Nathália Kato, piano
Lars Hoefs, cello

Jan. 13, 8 pm

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“Mission Possible: the Chamber Music of Lalo Schifrin”

Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena. Free admission
Lalo Schifrin: Elegy and Meditation
Lalo Schifrin: Romerias
Lalo Schifrin: Pampas
Lalo Schifrin: Hommage à Ravel

Michael Gratovich, guitar
Lars Hoefs, cello
Musicians TBA

Jan. 14, 5:30 pm

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“Come Together”

Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas
Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Arturo Márquez: Danzon No. 2

Camarada Chamber Orchestra, professional and community musicians side-by-side
Roger Kalia, conductor
Beth Ross Buckley, flute
Bridget Dolkas, violin
Lars Hoefs, cello
Sean Reusch, trombone

Jan. 17, 12 noon

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“The Voice of Villa-Lobos”

Encinitas Public library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Free admission
Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 5 'Alma Brasileira'
Villa-Lobos: Preludio No. 2
Villa-Lobos: Capriccio
Villa-Lobos: Divagação
Villa-Lobos: O Canto do Cisne Negro
Villa-Lobos: Canção Do Poeta Do Seculo XVIII
Villa Lobos: Veleiro
Villa Lobos: Canção de amor
Villa Lobos: Cair da Tarde
Ronaldo Miranda: Cantares

Elisa Ruiz, soprano
Rose Chen, piano
Lars Hoefs, cello

Jan. 17, 8 pm

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“Blurring Genres”

Music@Mimoda, Mimoda Studio, 5774 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles
Dilermando Reis: Se ela perguntar
Dilermando Reis: Promessa
Dilermando Reis: Uma Valsa e Dois Amores
Marco Padilha: Soliloquiorum for viola and cello
Edmundo Villani-Cortes: A Sombra da Mangabeira
Radames Gnattali: Sonata for cello and guitar

Michael Gratovich, guitar
Lars Hoefs, cello
Karoline Menezes Smith, viola

Jan. 19, 8 pm

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“New Musical Landscapes”

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 3847 Terracina Drive at Magnolia Avenue, Riverside
Free will offering at the door. All proceeds go to Path of Life Homeless Ministries
Liduino Pitombeira: Brazilian Landscapes No. 16 (world premiere)
Paulo C. Chagas: Dance With Blanket (from Corpo, Carne e Espírito)
Marisa Rezende: Ânima
Eduardo Seincman: O Corvo (The Raven)
Roberto Victorio: Yucatan
Almeida Prado: Pana-Pana II
Paulo Costa Lima: Pós-Aboio

Nic Gerpe, piano
Karl Pasch, clarinet
Lars Hoefs, cello

Jan. 20, 6:30 pm

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“Villa-Lobos & Friends” Curated by Beth Ross Buckley

Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave., Barrio Logan, San Diego
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Villa-Lobos: Quintette Instrumental
Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6
J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, Allemande
Villa-Lobos: The Jet Whistle
Villa-Lobos: O Canto do Cisne Negro

Beth Ross Buckley, flute
Karl Pasch, clarinet
David Buckley, violin
Bridget Dolkas, violin
Travis Maril, viola
Lars Hoefs, cello
Elena Mashkovtseva, harp

Jan. 21, 4 pm

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“Rude, Resplendent, Revolutionary: a Latin American Spectrum”

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena. Free admission
Villa-Lobos: Rudepoema
Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: Canção Sertaneja
Villa-Lobos: Pequena Suite
Villa-Lobos: Canção Do Poeta Do Seculo XVIII
Villa Lobos: Veleiro
Villa Lobos: Canção de amor
Villa Lobos: Cair da Tarde
Ronaldo Miranda: Cantares
Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango

Rafael Liebich, piano
Elisa Ruiz, soprano
Lars Hoefs, cello

Jan. 24, 12 noon

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“The Peter Sprague String Trio”

Encinitas Public library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Free admission
Peter Sprague: Mudra
Peter Sprague: Even Numbers
Peter Sprague: New Flamenco
Peter Sprague: Saudade de Voce
Peter Sprague: Voltar Para Casa
Peter Sprague: Saltwater
Peter Sprague: Would You Like To Dance
Tom Jobim (arr. Sprague): Passarim

The Peter Sprague String Trio: Peter Sprague, guitar; Bridget Dolkas, violin; Lars Hoefs, cello

Jan. 27, 7:30 pm

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“Somewhere between Fantasy and Oblivion”

Gateway Performance Series, Gateway Christian Church, 11760 Gateway Blvd, Los Angeles
João Guilherme Ripper: Kinderszenen

Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: Jongata

Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: Luz

Villa-Lobos: Fantaisie Concertante

Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Villa Lobos: Veleiro
Villa Lobos: Canção de amor
Villa Lobos: Cair da Tarde

Rose Chen, piano
Karl Pasch, clarinet
Lars Hoefs, cello
Elisa Ruiz, soprano

Jan. 28, 7:30 pm (invitation only)

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“130 Years of Villa-Lobos”

Stan’s Music Parlor, Los Angeles
Villa-Lobos: Sonhar
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2
Villa-Lobos: Berceuse
Villa-Lobos: Canção Do Poeta Do Seculo XVIII
Villa Lobos: Veleiro
Villa Lobos: Canção de amor
Villa Lobos: Cair da Tarde
Ronaldo Miranda: Cantares

Rose Chen, piano
Elisa Ruiz, soprano
Lars Hoefs, cello

Feb. 1, 8 pm

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“Music from Valencia” Curated by Dr. Walter Clark

UCR Performance Lab, ARTS 166, Riverside, free admission
Ana Benavides, piano
Selections TBA

Feb. 2, 8 pm

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“Sao Paulo Unicamp Cello Ensemble, Part I: Invention of a Genre”

Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N. Mentor Ave, Pasadena
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Liduino Pitombeira: Twilight (world premiere)
Ernani Aguiar: Violoncelada
Hermeto Pascoal: Suite Norte Sul Leste Oeste (arr. L. Hoefs)


Sao Paulo Unicamp Cello Ensemble:
Lars Hoefs, Leonardo Castilho, Bianca de Souza, Leonardo Borges, Ana Clara Alves, Gabriel Falcade, Pedro Bortolin, Bruno Belluco

Feb. 3, 8 pm

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“Sao Paulo Unicamp Cello Ensemble, Part II: Hommage à Villa-Lobos”

Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N. Mentor Ave, Pasadena
Lalo Schifrin: Divertimento
Eugene Friesen: Maracaibo
Edmundo Villani-Cortes: Five Brazilian Miniatures
David Ashbridge: Bach à la Baião

Sao Paulo Unicamp Cello Ensemble:
Lars Hoefs, Leonardo Castilho, Bianca de Souza, Leonardo Borges, Ana Clara Alves, Gabriel Falcade, Pedro Bortolin, Bruno Belluco

Feb. 4, 2:30 pm

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“Cello Power”

Westwood Library, 1246 Glendon Ave., Westwood. Free admission
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Edmundo Villani-Cortes: Five Brazilian Miniatures
Eugene Friesen: Maracaibo
David Ashbridge: Bach à la Baião

Sao Paulo Unicamp Cello Ensemble:
Lars Hoefs, Leonardo Castilho, Bianca de Souza, Leonardo Borges, Ana Clara Alves, Gabriel Falcade, Pedro Bortolin, Bruno Belluco



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