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Unicamp Brazilian Cello Ensemble
Music Style: Classical
February 02 - 03, 2018 @ 8pm

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Formed in 2013, this conductor-less orchestra features multiple celli from Sao Paulo, Brazil and specializes in the music of Villa-Lobos as well as other South American composers.

February 2 - From Sao Paulo to Hollywood

With special guest solo cellist Stephen Erdody (Grammy Winner), this evening features selections from Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1", John Williams' "Confluence" from Memoirs of a Geisha, selections from Divertimento by Lalo Schifrin, a world premiere by Liduino Pitombeira, and an arrangement of Hermeto Pascoal's Suite Norte Sul Leste Oeste arranged by Lars Hoefs.

February 3 - Bachianas Brasileiras

With special guests, solo cellist Gloria Lum (LA Phil) and soprano Anita Protich, this evening includes selections from Heitor Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Five Brazilian Miniatures by Edmundo Villani-Cortes, selections from Violoncelada by Ernani Aguiar, Jacob Gade's Jalousie arranged by Daryl Runswick, Maracaibo by Eugene Freisen, and Bach à la Bai%u0101o by David Ashbridge.

This concert is part of the Villa Lobos Festival.

About Unicamp

The Unicamp Cello Ensemble consists of Sao Paulo State University cello professor Lars Hoefs and his current and recently graduated cello students. Formed in 2013, the conductorless orchestra of cellos is led by Lars and specializes in the music of Villa-Lobos. In just a few years they have established themselves as the most active and in-demand cello ensemble in Brazil, performing at the Rio International Cello Encounters, the International Winter Festival in Campos do Jordao, and the Sao Paulo Cultural Center, to name a few. They were recently featured in The Strad magazine (UK), and on Sao Paulo's classical radio station, Cultura FM.

In 2016, they recorded the album "Cellos Without Borders", a CD of world premiere recordings including Lalo Schifrin's Divertimento.

The cellists travelling to California with Lars include: Leonardo Castilho, Bianca de Souza, Leonardo Borges, Ana Clara Alves, Gabriel Falcade, Pedro Bortolin, and Bruno Belluco.

“What a huge surprise...this orchestra of cellos that Lars put together is incredible...it’s a miracle.” – composer Edmundo Villani-Cortes

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