EMU to Spotlight Music of Brazil

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Brazilian music and culture will come center stage in two concerts presented by music department faculty and students at EMU.

Pianist and professor Paulo Steinberg will discuss the relation between cultural elements and music of Brazil and play pieces by two Brazilian composers 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

Dr. Steinberg, a native of San Paulo, Brazil, will discuss the composing techniques of composers Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) and Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934) and play selections by both Brazilian composers. The selections range from a tango to a fusion of Bach and Brazilian elements to a cycle of native characters and landscapes.

Program Features Many

Also in Martin Chapel, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 14, students of music instructors Monica Carlson, John Fast, Joan Griffing and Paulo Steinberg will perform several styles of Brazilian music written for piano solo and piano and violin.

The program will also feature music for guitar, played by Matt Carlson, and jazz ensemble, featuring Jim Warner and Nate Bontrager.

Steinberg earned a Performer Diploma in Piano from the Conservat