Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Celebrate Latin American and Spanish song with 8 Cuerdas

Courtesy of Brandon Music


Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. — BRANDON — As the 8 Cuerdas duo, American soprano Sarah Cullins and Colombian guitarist Daniel Gaviria combine their classical training and experience with their love of traditional Latin American and Spanish rhythms and folklore, exploring the multiple musical identities of Latin America and the origin of many of its influences, the Iberian Peninsula. The duo will present a program at Brandon Music on May 28 celebrating Spanish and Latin American classical song, including audience favorites such as Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasilerias” and Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Aranjuez, Ma Pensee.” The evening will be guided by the duo’s entertaining explanations and anecdotes about the composers and their music and will also feature Gaviria in a number of works for solo guitar.

The duo is a favorite with Vermont audiences, being known for lively performances that juxtapose impossibly soft lullabies with high-powered zarzuela arias. Whether recreating a soulful Argentinian milonga, bringing out the percussiveness of the Latin American Chacarera, or drawing on the intense passion of flamenco, the duo leads much of their classical repertoire into the world music realm, creating a wide variety of sounds and atmospheres.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $20. Reservations are recommended for the show and required for dinner. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or e-mail for reservations or for more information.  Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon.

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