Brazilian Strings Trio
October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brazilian Strings Trio brings together three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Andrew Finn Magill and Ted Falcon are both multi-genre American violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger.
Date: Thursday, October 25 at 8PM (doors open at 7PM)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201367757155969/
Tickets: $20 general admission (seats are first come/first served)
All tickets are non-refundable. No discounts for infants, children, or senior citizens.
Parking: There is a metered surface one block from MilkBoy ArtHouse and garage parking two blocks from MilkBoy ArtHouse. More parking and metro info here.
About the artists
Multi-genre fiddler/violinist Andrew Finn Magill has toured four continents playing traditional Irish, bluegrass, jazz, and choro, and he has performed with everyone from his own choro conjunto to Mike Marshall. He is a two-time All-Ireland fiddle finalist, Fulbright-MtvU fellow, and bandleader, leading O Finno and co-leading Violino no Choro. In 2014, he moved to Rio and began studying choro with Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik, and Pedro Paes. In fewer than two years, he had formed O Finno which has been featured in Rio performance series Viva o Talento on MEC 98.1FM and twice in the prestigious Casa do Choro. His 2016 double-release Roots & Branches debuted at #47 on the folk DJ charts and he is regularly featured on NPR.
Ted Falcon has released seven CDs, performed with many Brazilian legends including Hermeto Pascoal, Hamilton de Holanda, and Dominguinhos. He performs regularly with his various musical projects including 3 Violinos, 3 Continentes, Gypsy Jazz Club, and the duo Ted and Pablo, a partnership with harmonica player Pablo Fagundes. Their CD, Ted & Pablo Transcontinental Music Express, was pre-nominated for Best Instrumental Record of the year in Brazil. Ted has written and published several books about Brazilian choro, forró, and frevo and is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Whittier College and a music teacher at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, 7-string guitarist Nando Duarte has become one of the leaders of Brazil’s popular music re-awakening with Dino 7 Cordas as his mentor and Luiz Otávio Braga and Hélio Delmiro among his teachers. His career as a seven-string guitarist led him to play, arrange, and produce some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Elza Soares, Gal Costa, João Bosco, Zeca Pagodinho, Marisa Monte, and Ney Matogrosso. His musical Sambra (2015) with Diogo Nogueira was the first Musical ever to be presented on stage at Rio de Janeiro’s New Year’s Eve party on Copacabana beach with over 2 million people and is now competing for a Cannes Golden Lion. He was also the musical director for the “One Year to Go” Olympic show, the only pre-show for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.