Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.
Pianist Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek accompanies a stellar group of his fellow NEC faculty and a tenor who is a recent arrival at NEC, in a celebration of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959).
The two instrumental works on this program come from almost a century ago, when the composer was in his twenties, and the songs are from a cycle composed in Brazil in the mid-1920s, in between two extended stays in Paris.
selections from Serestas (Serenades)
performed with tenor Marco Antonio Jordão
Sonata-Fantasia No. 2
performed with violinist Nicholas Kitchen
Piano Trio No. 2
performed with Kitchen and cellist Yeesun Kim
Please note, previously announced soprano Lisa Saffer cannot participate in this concert due to illness; tenor Marco Antonio Jordão, a student of Luretta Bybee, takes her place in the song selections. Here's a video of Jordão performing Schumann's Dichterliebe in his native Brazil.
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