Brazilian Beats

September 29, 2018
3400 Main Street | TX 77002
Contact: 713-521-4533
Phone: (713) 521-4533
Times: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Admission: $40 pre-sale; $35 at door; $10 students with ID
Area of Town: Midtown

Brazilian Beats features music by renowned Cuban-Spanish composer Leo Brouwer, including the world premiere of a 20x2020 commission inspired by the rhythms of Brazil. The journey continues with music by Brazilian-born film composer Marcelo Zarvos, and we collaborate with METdance and Houston Ballet artists in the premiere of a newly-choreographed set of string quartets by eminent Brazilian composer Villa Lobos and Maestro Brouwer. Featuring a new canvas painting by Brazilian artist Tony Paraná, commissioned for this program.


  • Leo Brouwer: String Quartet No. 6 "Nostalgia de las montañas"
    20x2020 No. 15 | WORLD PREMIERE 
  • Marcelo Zarvos: Nepomuk’s Dances string quartet
  • Villa Lobos/Brouwer: Selections from String Quartet Nos. 3, 5 & 6

METdance: Marlana Doyle, choreographer; Andres Blust-Mommaerts and Dwain Travis 
Houston Ballet: Monica Gomez and Estheysis Menendez