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