The program will include J.S. Bach's Suite No. 3 in C Major for Cello, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Sonata No. 1 for Cello, Op. 72, Sonata for Cello and Electronics by Timothy Rolls, and Inner World for Cello and Pre-Recorded Media by Carl Vine. This concert is free and open to the public.
Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of Jazz's leading singers and interpreters. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in the late sixties, she grew up in a family of Bossa Nova innovators - her father, a singer and songwriter, her mother, a poet and lyricist. Luciana's work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music, and an enlightened approach to classical repertoire and new music.
In 1985, Romero Lubambo came to the United States, and brought with him a new sound in Brazilian jazz guitar. Romero's guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound.
One of the world's leading string quartets, the St. Petersburg was founded in 1985 as the Leningrad Quartet. The Grammy nominated quartet blazed a trail through international chamber music competitions. Tao Lin joins them to form a piano quintet.