As OSESP’s Conductor of Honour, Marin Alsop reunites with the orchestra this fall, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Brazilian independence with a three-city U.S. tour of Kansas City, MO (Oct 10); North Bethesda, MD (Oct 12); and New York City (Oct 14, Oct 15), where works of Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos once again take center stage.
OSESP makes its eagerly anticipated Carnegie Hall debut (Oct 14) with a program showcasing Brazilian harmonica virtuoso José Staneck in Villa-Lobos’s Harmonica Concerto and the São Paulo Symphony Choir in the composer’s Chôros No. 10. The following night, Alsop and OSESP return to Carnegie Hall, this time pairing Villa-Lobos’s music with that of his compatriots Jobim, Clarice Assad and others as images of the Amazon flash above the stage, as seen through the eyes of its myriad species. Titled “The Amazon Concert: Sights and Sounds of Brazil,” this multidisciplinary program was conceived by eminent visual director Marcello Dantas (Oct 15).