Assad Brothers from Brazil are the best guitar duo alive

The Brazilian-born Assad Brothers, Sérgio and Odair, have been called “the best two-guitar team in existence” by The Washington Post. They have been important performers and composers of classical guitar for over 50 years.

Growing up together created a special relationship between the brothers which translates onto the stage. Sérgio and Odair play as one. It is uncanny.


Assad Brothers in New York City

The Assad Brothers with Yo-Yo Ma in 2003
The Assad Brothers play the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8pm. There is a pre-concert talk with Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music at 7pm.

The evening’s program include:
Fernando Sor (Spanish): Fantasia, Op. 54
Isaac Albéniz (Spanish): “Cordoba,” from Cantos de España, Op. 232
Isaac Albéniz (Spanish): “El Puerto,” from Iberia
Joaquín Rodrigo (Spanish): Tonadilla for guitar duo
Roland Dyens (French): Excerpts from Côté Nord
Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazilian): A Lenda do Caboclo (arr. S. Assad)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazilian): Chôros No. 5, “Alma Brasileira” (arr. S. Assad)
Radamés Gnattali (Brazilian): Excerpts from Suite Retratos
Américo Jacomino Canhoto (Brazilian) “CANHOTO”: Abismo de Rosas
Baden Powell de Aquino (Brazilian): Tempo Feliz
Paulo Bellinati (Brazilian): Jongo

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