July 6, 2011 "James Russo, Brasil Guitar Duo Interviews"
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features 2010 interviews with James Russo, press officer at the US Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay, and Brasil Guitar Duo members Douglas Lora and Joao Luiz.
18-year-old Japanese bandoneon virtuoso Kazumi Miura performs Piazzolla’s “Tango Suite” with guitarist Yasuji Ohagi.
In an interview recorded 2010, US Embassy in Paraguay Press Officer James Russo gives and overview of Paraguay, its history, and its love of music and the arts.
Winners of the prestigious Concert Artists Guild, the Brasil Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and Joao Luiz speak about the support both their parents gave their early musical education. The program concludes with their 2010 performance at the 30th Anniversary Omni Foundation concert series in San Frandisco, Richard Patterson, Executive Director.
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Gnattali: Anacleto de Medeiros
Piazzolla: Tango Suite
Interview: Douglas Lora & Joao Luiz: “It's very hard to be a musician in Brazil in the beginning of the career, it takes a while... ... our families are always behind us, everything we do.”
Interview: James Russo: "Sure, Paraguay is a small agricultural country, it looks small on a map of South America, but actually it's quite large... ...for a country of 6 million people, it continues to surprise me, the number of people that play guitar, that dance, and the respect they have for culture and the arts here."
Agustin Barrios Mangore: Choro da Saudade
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