Tuesday, October 16, 2001


There are some interesting concerts coming up this season. Here are some highlights:

Michael Tilson Thomas won a lot of new friends for Villa-Lobos with his Alma Brasileira CD (on Sony, with the New World Symphony and soprano Renée Fleming). It's great to see him programming Villa-Lobos in his San Francisco Symphony series. The concert is called MTT Conducts Pan-American Mavericks, and it includes one of VL's greatest works, the Choros number 10. The concerts are on December 12-15, 2001.

Another great work in the Choros series is number 11, less well known than number 10. It's featured in five concerts by the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in four Florida cities, from November 13-19, 2001. Thanks to Catherine Perron from the Florida Philharmonic Chorus for the heads-up on this. Go to the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra website for all the details.

For complete information on VL concerts around the world, go to the Villa-Lobos Concerts page. Don't forget to let me know about any upcoming concerts featuring the music of Villa-Lobos.

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