Bahia Orchestra Project

Date: 02.18.2014

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Bahia Youth Symphony Orchestra

Ricardo Castro Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Bahia Orchestra Project

Ricardo Castro, Artistic & General Director and Conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8 p.m.

UPDATE 1/15/2014: Chucho Valdes is unable to tour due to injury and has been replaced by Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Program also updated.

The BAHIA ORCHESTRA PROJECT is a pioneer initiative in Brazil modeled on the Venezuelan “El Sistema”. It was founded in 2007 by the Brazilian pianist and conductor Ricardo Castro, who remains its artistic and general director. Supported by the government of Bahia, this orchestra is part of the long-term educational program NEOJIBA (Núcleos Estaduais de Orquestras Juvenis e Infantis da Bahia). These amazing young musicians are transforming the lives of hundreds of children through their gift of teaching symphonic orchestra instruments. Everywhere they go, they win over new audiences with their exciting interpretations of traditional repertoire as well as contemporary music and live improvisation.

The program for this performance will include (updated 2/12/14):

  • Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy
  • Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major (piano soloist: Jean-Yves Thibaudet)
  • Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4
  • Stravinsky's Firebird

Tickets: $58.00/$48.00 Students and Seniors (62+)

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