With works that move from Villa-Lobos to Bach, presentations will have Carlos Prazeres, Alessandro Santoro, Carlos Moreno, Tobias Volkmann and Antonio Lauro Del Claro conducting
By Elcio Silva / Photos Cecília Bastos / USP Images.
Last update 9/27/2023 11:35 am
The USP Symphony Orchestra (Osusp) performs five free concerts in September and October, on the 16th, 24th and 30th of September and on the 8th and 21st of October, all at the Camargo Guarnieri Amphitheater, in Cidade Universitária. The presentations are open to the entire population, without the need for a link with USP. The reservation of part of the 400 tickets is available on the appticket platform. Another part will be distributed on the day of the events. Osusp suggests to the public the donation of 1 kilo of non-perishable food.
According to maestro Gil Jardim, director of Osusp, Brazilian music and the works of great classical music composers are on the agenda in the months of September and October. “The idea of programming for the second half of 2022 is to bring a wide diversity of musical manifestations, taking the opportunity to develop cycles of works that bring us information and the pleasure of listening”, he highlights.
Conducted by Carlos Prazeres, principal conductor of the Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia – OSBA, on September 16, at 12:30 pm, Osusp performs the VII Symposium Villa-Lobos concert, in honor of the composer. With intense activity in popular music, Prazeres develops a relevant and recognized work of cultural diffusion with the OSBA. The soprano saxophone solo is by Douglas Braga, nominated for a 2014 Grammy for the work “Gare Saint-Lazare”, by the Art&Sax Quartet.
On the 24th, at 4 pm, Osusp continues the series of concerts with Brazilian composers and works by Schumann. The regency is by Carlos Moreno and brings a world premiere, the work Aussuba: Concerto for percussion and orchestra trio (2022), by Carlos dos Santos, with the trio Durum Percussão Brasil, composed by Leopoldo Prado, Riccardo Appezzatto and Rodolfo Vilaggio. The composition pays homage to the Brazilian indigenous communities and to the indigenists Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips. The afternoon is completed by Symphony nº 4, in D minor, op. 120, by Robert Schumann, and Dança Húngara nº 5, by Johannes Brahms, with orchestration by Martin Schmeling.
Rádio USP – Prof. Marli Quadros Leite, pro-rector of culture and university extension at USP, talks about the tribute to indigenous people Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips in the concert on September 24th.
Finishing the September presentations, on the 30th, the Bach – Haynes Cycle brings the 3rd Meeting Manhãs at Café Zimmermann. Under the regency and harpsichord solo by Alessandro Santoro, concerts Brandeburgueses nº 2, 4, 8 and 10 will be performed, the last two adapted by Canadian conductor Bruce Haynes.
Manhãs no Café Zimmermann proposes a little of the context in which the works were performed by the German composer, following the practice of the time, where they were performed in small chamber ensembles. Osusp will make videos of the cycle’s presentations available on its YouTube channel.
The October program resumes on the 8th the cycle with Brazilian composers and Schumann. Conducted by Tobias Volkmann, it also features the horn quartet formed by Vitor Ferreira, Weslei Lima, Danillo Silles and Rafael Froes. The program features Quiet City, by Aaron Copland, Suite Vila Rica, by Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, and Peça Concertante for four horns and orchestra, in F major, op. 86, by Robert Schumann.
On the 21st, it presents a tribute to Antonio Lauro Del Claro for the 60 years of his career. The regency and cello solo is by the honoree himself. The program features Adagio, by Arcangelo Corelli, Ponteio n. 48, by Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, Concerto nº 12 for cello and orchestra in E flat major, by Luigi Boccherini, in its first audition in São Paulo, and ends with Symphony n. 35 in D major k.385, Haffner, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Osusp Concerts – September and October
When | September 16, 12:30 pm –VII Villa-Lobos’s Symposium
Carlos Prazeres, regency
Douglas Braga, soprano saxophone
When| September 24, 4 pm – Brazilian Composers and the Schumann Cycle
Carlos Moreno, regency
Durum Percussão Brasil
Release from September 16
When | September 30, 12:30 pm – Bach-Haynes Cycle
Alessandro Santoro, harpsichord and regency
Tickets | https://appticket.com.br/osusp-concerto-alessandro-santoro (previous link changed by Osusp)
Release from September 24
When| October 8, 4 pm – Brazilian Composers and the Schumann Cycle
Tobias Volkmann, conducting
Vitor Ferreira, horn
Weslei Lima, horn
Danillo Silles, horn
Rafael Froes, horn
Release from September 30
When | Octuber 21, 12:30 pm –Tribute to the 60 years of Antonio Lauro del Claro’s career
Antonio Lauro del Claro,
cello and conducting
Tickets | https://appticket.com.br/osusp-apresenta-concerto-homenagem-antonio-lauro-del-claro
Release from October 8
Where | Camargo Guarnieri Amphitheater
Rua do Anfiteatro, 109 – Butantã, São Paulo
Proof of vaccination against covid-19 with at least two doses or a single dose is mandatory. Part of the tickets will be distributed on the day of the events. Osusp suggests to the public the donation of 1 kilo of non-perishable food.