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 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
For tickets, visit www.92y.org/event/sergio-and-odair-assad-guitar