Maria João Pires

Orquestra Nejojiba / Ricardo Castro

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Neojiba Orchestra
Ricardo Castro Conductor
Maria João Pires Piano

Carlos Gomes
O Guarani – Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
1. Allegro con brio
2. Largo
3. Rondo: Allegro – Presto

— Intermission 20 min —

Jamberê Cerqueira
for berimbau, percussion and orchestra*
Soloist – Raysson Lima

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras Nº. 4
1. Prelúdio (Introdução)
2. Coral (Canto do Sertão)
3. Ária (Cantiga)
4. Dança (Miudinho)


* Portuguese premiere

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.

Mecenas Principal Gulbenkian Música

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