"The Ambassador of Brazilian Music," Luiz de Moura Castro.
Douglas Russell, KUSC
Guitarist Sergio Assad and cellist Yo-Yo Ma in rehearsal at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles.
The sounds of Brazil kick off the second week of Performance Today's popular ongoing series From the Village to the Concert Hall, an exploration of the connections between folk and classical traditions in music.
Pianist Luiz de Moura Castro plays selections from Carnaval by Heitor Villa-Lobos, while flutist Tadeu Coelho offers a studio performance of Brazilian "choros." And renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma turns his eye southward, assembling an all-star troupe of Latin musicians, including Cuban-born clarinetist Paquito d'Rivera and guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad for their project Obrigado Brasil.
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