brazil-flagToday’s show featured music by living Brazilian composers, ending with pieces by Libby Larsen and Stella Sung, both composers to be featured on a string quartet concert the same evening at the Plaza Live by the Orlando Philharmonic.

The music aired during the program included:
Sergio Mendes – Magalenha, from Brasiliero
Priscila Bomfim – Cine Suite I-IV, from Ciclo Portinari e Outras Telas Sonoras (Biscoito Fino)
Ney Rosauro – Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra, from Orquestra Unisonos
Sergio Assad – Concerto Originis, from ORIGINIS Live from Brazil
Adelaide Pereira da Silva – Piano Suite No. 2, from Brasileira – Piano Music by Brazilian Women
Marlos Nobre – Desafio No. 3
Alexandre Lunsqui – Fibers, Yarn & Wire, performed by the New York Philharmonic
Ernst Mahle – Cello Sonatina, from Piacello
Emani Aguiar – Quatro Momentos No. 3, from Classical Music from Brazil
Stella Sung – Spirals, performed by Ensemble 3 Mouvements
Libby Larsen – Corker

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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