Paulo Steinberg, piano

Sat, Sep 9 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL

Paulo Steinberg, piano

Sat, Sep 9 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAULO STEINBERG

JMU faculty pianist Paulo Steinberg is back to JMU after spending his education leave in 10 countries, where he performed 21 concerts to promote his new CD, Alma Brasileira. This lecture-recital will take you on a musical journey with examples that show how Ernesto Nazareth and Heitor Villa-Lobos let “the rivers and seas of this great Brazil sing.”

Brazilian music is often associated with carnival and samba, performed at lively, energetic tempi with vibrant rhythms. However, melancholy and nostalgia play a big role in the music of Brazil. Therefore, an interesting contrast exists in the Brazilian culture: melancholy versus excitement. In both cases, Brazilian composers are inspired by the natural exuberance and beauty of their native country, and use lyricism to portray colors, characters, landscapes, and other cultural elements in their music. 

Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist across the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, including venues such as the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo in Brazil, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the St. Giles’ Cathedral in Scotland. Recent engagements include performances at the International Festival “Experiencing Villa-Lobos” and the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival “The Rhythms and Colors of South America,” as well as teaching at the Saarburg Chamber Music Festival in Germany. Steinberg is associate professor of piano at James Madison University. www.paulosteinberg.com


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will perform traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz, and gospel music!



  • Catalyst Quartet will be "nothing short of fantastic." (Lincoln Journal Star)



  • "Rock stars of the percussion world," So Percussion is pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.


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