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Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival: “Brazilian Art Songs” curated by Walter A. Clark

Thursday, February 2, 2017
  8–9:30 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
  Parking Information

Category: Concert



3rd Annual Villa-Lobos
International Chamber Music Festival 2017
15 concerts of Latin American Chamber Music in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and across Southern California

This event, conceived by cellist Lars Hoefs in collaboration with UCR Professor Paulo C. Chagas, celebrates the music of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) and other Latin American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Brazilian Art Songs
Patricia Caicedo, soprano, and Nikos Stavals, piano
Curated by Walter A. Clark


Vida Formosa
Brazilian Art Songs
Patricia Caicedo, soprano & Nikos Stavlas, piano

Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez (1897-1948)
Dentro da noite

Francisco Mignone (1897-1986)
Quando uma flor desabrocha

Jayme Ovalle (1894-1955)
Modinha (poetry: Machado de Assis 1839-1908)
Azulão (poetry: Machado de Assis 1839-1908)

Camargo Guarnieri  (1907-1933)
Vai Azulão (poetry: Machado de Assis 1839-1908)

Achille Picchi  (1951)
Quando ela fala (poetry: Machado de Assis 1839-1908)

Helza Cameu (1903-1995)
Saudade (poem Vicente de Carvalho, 1866-1924)

Babi de Oliveira, 1903-1993
Recomendação (poesía: India Rego)

Kilza Setti, 1932
Poema da tua luz (poesía: Rossine Camargo Guarnieri)

Ernani Braga (1868 -1945)
Engenho Novo


Claudio Santoro (1919-1989)
Em algum lugar (poetry by Vinicius de Morais 1913-1980)
Acalanto da rosa (poetry by Vinicius de Morais 1913-1980)

Heitor Villa-lobos (1887-1959)
Vida formosa

Elvio Filho (1989)

Waldemar Enrique (1905-1995)

Osvaldo Lacerda (1928)
Poemeto erotico (poetry: Machado de Assis 1839-1908)

Edmundo Villani-Côrtes (1937)
Papagaio Azul
Valsinha de roda

Marlos Nobre (1927) | Brasil
Dengues da Mulata desinteressada


Free and open to the public.
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the performance. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.
Information: (951) 827-3245



Patricia Caicedo, soprano
Recognized as one of the leading interpreters of the Latin-American & SpanishArt Song Repertoire, Colombian-Spanish soprano Patricia Caicedo has sung in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Russia, Italy, Portugal,Spain and Latin America to public and critical acclaim. Singing in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Quechua and Nahuatl she  draws listeners into the world of beauty, poetry, and warmth that is the Ibero American Art Song. Her well-received CDs include: Aves y Ensueños: Colombian Art Songs by Jaime León (2011), Estrela é Lua nova… (2011), De mi corazón latino - Latin Songs of All time (2010),  A mi ciudad Nativa – To My Native City (2005) and Lied: Artsongs of Latin America (2001).
    Considered an expert in the history and musical interpretation of the Latin American and Iberian vocal repertoire, Caicedo regularly gives concert-lectures and master classes, and serves as Artist-in-Residence at leading universities in the United States and Europe. Her books The Latin American Art Song: A Critical Anthology and Interpretative Resource for Singers, The Colombian Art Song - Jaime Leon: Analysis and Compilation of his works for voice and piano Vol. 1 & 2 and The Bolivian Art Son, are reference books in the field.
   Dr. Caicedo is the founder and director of the Barcelona Festival of Song®, a Summer Course and a Concert Series dedicated to the study of the history and interpretation of the Latin American and Iberian Art Song. She holds a Medical Doctor´s degree from the Escuela Colombiana de Medicina and a Ph.D in Musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Nikos Stavlas, piano
Nikos was born in Greece in 1983. He studied at the Music School of Serres  (Elina  Grammatopoulou),  at  the  National  Conservatory  of Thessaloniki (Igor Petrin, Diploma and First Prize, 2003) and at the University  of  Macedonia, Thessaloniki (Vinia  Tsopela, BMus with distinction, 2005). In 2005 he moved to London, where he studied at the Royal College of Music  with Yonty Solomon and  Kathron Sturrock, financially supported both by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation  and  by the RCM, and obtained a  Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with distinction in 2007.
    He has participated in several competitions and won, among others, two first prizes in Pan-Hellenic competitions as well as two second prizes in the  G. Thymis Competition, Greece. He has appeared several times as a soloist with orchestras in Greece and Albania, and has given solo and chamber music recitals in Greece, Albania, Italy, Spain, Belgium, USA and the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Vladimir&Estragon Piano  Duo, with  which he frequently appears in conciertos that challenge the concept and content of piano recitals through the establishment of an  effortlessly distinct piano performance style. Nikos has recently obtained a PhD in Piano Performance Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London  under the supervision of Keith Potter and Andrew Zolinsky. His area of research is Ludwig van, a film  and a musical composition on Beethoven by  the  Argentinian composer Mauricio Kagel.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245