In recent seasons, Maria João Pires has been a constant presence at Gulbenkian Música as a soloist, and in the company of musicians with whom she has developed a close rapport. The artistic convergence between the Portuguese pianist and Ricardo Castro, a Brazilian pianist and conductor, was documented in the album Résonance de l’originaire (2004), which then led to more recent episodes including a tour of Spain and France with the Gulbenkian Orchestra. In this concert, they will perform in the Grand Auditorium with the Orquestra Juvenil da Bahia, a group involved in the NEOJIBA project for social development through music inspired by the Venezuelan El Sistema and founded by Ricardo Castro in 2007.
Ricardo Castro Conductor / Piano
Maria João Pires Piano
Antonio Carlos Gomes
O Guarani – Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 365
— Intermission 20 min —
for berimbau, percussion and orchestra*
Soloist – Raysson Lima
Bachianas Brasileiras Nº. 4
* Portuguese premiere
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