Art of the Guitar: Yamandu Costa Plays Traditional Brazillian Seven-Stringed Guitar

March 9th, 2016 by bob Leave a reply »

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

The young Brazilian guitarist and composer Yamandu Costa is already considered among the guitar world to be a giant of the seven-stringed instrument, the violão de sete cordas.  He returns to 92Y with a program which highlights South American composers, as well as many of his own compositions.  Mr. Costa, revered in many styles of guitar repertoire, is especially praised for his command of the choro, a Brazilian style known for its virtuosity, fast tempo, and modulations.  Now in its fifteenth season, 92nd Street Y’s acclaimed Art of the Guitar series has become one of the most esteemed concert series in New York to champion classical guitar repertoire and the instrument’s foremost artists.

YAMANDU COSTAChoreco; Sarará; El Negro del Blanco; Samba pro Rafa; Menino Baden; Mangore; Entidade; Bachbaridade; Mexidão; Sambeco
MONTAÑA: “Porro” from Suite colombiana No. 2
TRAD. RUSKA ROMANISokolov’s Polka (arr. by Sergei Orekhov)
Other works to be announced

Admission includes pre-concert talk with Art of the Guitar artistic director Benjamin Verdery of Yale University one hour before the performance.

Tickets: $25 (35 and under), 35, 45, 55
Artist Website: 
Yamandu Costa


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