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When: 4/11/2015
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The Brasil Guitar Duo

Saturday, April 11, 2015; 8 pm

Westmoreland Congregational Church

1 Westmoreland Circle

Bethesda, Md. 20816




What is more exciting than a classical guitar, well played?  Debussy once opined,

“Two classical guitars, well played!” (paraphrased)


Join the exciting Brasil Guitar Duo, Saturday night April 11, at Westmoreland Church in Bethesda and hear a fine example of the best that Brazil has to offer in young and exciting duos, performing a wide ranging repertoire from Rameau to Brouwer and lots more in between.   This exciting duo has premiered new works for two guitars and orchestra with the Dallas and Houston Symphony orchestras in past concerts, but will dazzle us this evening with the wide array of music produced by 12 strings and four hands.


Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora met as teenagers in Sao Paulo and have performed together ever since, mixing the music of western Europe and music of Brazil in the inimitable fashion of that part of the world, where popular guitar music and classical guitar music make a romantic connection known as “a crossover,“ and offer us a chance to simply enjoy the excitement and thrill of fine music making, drawn from the enchanting land of the Bossa Nova.   


Professor Larry Snitzler, head of the guitar department at George Mason University, offers a complimentary pre-concert lecture at 7:15 pm in the lower level and there will be a “Meet the Artists” reception following the concert with wine, sparkling water, delicious veggies and dip, fruit and cookies and a chance to meet the artists and friends, both new and old and take the measure of the evening’s fine performance.


Tickets are available through PayPal at or by phone at 301-654-6403.  Tickets are $25 each, but available to students under 18 for free when accompanied by a paid ticket.  Students between the ages of 18-22 are half price.  Westmoreland Congregational UCC is located at 1 Westmoreland Circle in Bethesda, MD, right at the intersection of Western Avenue and Massachusetts avenue. 

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