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8 Cuerdas

Sunday, July 15, 2018
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

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Part of Pentangle’s Classical Music Series

Sunday, July 15th
4:00 pm
North Universalist Chapel

Suggested Donation: $10

8 Cuerdas is comprised of American soprano Sarah Cullins and Colombian guitarist Daniel Gaviria and is named for the eight “strings” that make up their two instruments and artistic unity. The Burlington, Vermont-based duo recently moved to the Green Mountains from the Andes Mountains of Bogota, Colombia, where both Sarah and Daniel had busy careers as soloists and chamber musicians as well as educators. Sarah and Daniel 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. 8 Cuerdas is now known for lively performances that juxtapose impossibly soft lullabies with high-powered vocal and guitar virtuosity.  Their concerts combine such well-known favorites as Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras and Rodrigo’s Aranjuez, Ma Penseé with works by up-and-coming composers from Latin America and centuries-old melodies from Spain, all guided by short dynamic explanations of the repertoire to bring audiences even closer. Cuerdas also frequently joins friends and colleagues Annemieke and Jeremiah McLane (piano and accordion) to form the popular Piazzolla Project in programs presenting the diverse sounds of the “King of New Tango,” Astor Piazzolla.  

The concert features pieces from both North American and South American composers. From US composers Andrew York and David Leisner to Colombian composer Alvaro Riveros and Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Another highlight of the concert is the world premiere of a piece composed and dedicated to 8 Cuerdas by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen.

“The Americas”

Heaven’s River by David Leisner (USA)
1. To the Stream
2. Lights
3. The Boat

Transitions (solo guitar) by Andrew York (USA)

The Goldfish (World Premiere) by Erik Nielsen

Madrugada by Ernesto Cordero (Puerto Rico)
Cállate, Silencio Mío

Vivir sin tus caricias by Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes (Cuba)

El Tucunembo (Pasillo) by Alvaro Riveros (Colombia)

Nuestra Antigua Niñez by Carlos Reyes (Venezuela)

Bachianas Brasileiras #5 (Cantilena) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil)

from Flores Argentinas by Claros Guastavino (Argentina)
Cortadera, Plumerito
Ay, Aljaba, Flor de Chilco
Aromito, Flor de Tusca

from Canciones Porteñas by Astor Piazzolla
A Don Nicanor Paredes
Alguien le dice al tango



Sunday, July 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Pentangle Arts
(802) 457-3981


North Universalist Chapel
7 Church Street
Woodstock, VT United States
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