From the Faraway Nearby performed in Santos and São Paulo, Brazil, July 18

GastesiBezerraDuo The Piano Duo Gastesi-Bezerra will perform the entirety of my suite of pieces for piano four-hands From the Faraway Nearby, inspired by paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe in Brazil in July.

On July 18, the duo returns to the beautiful Pinacoteca Benedicto Calixto in Santos under the auspices of the Centro de Expansão Cultural. The program will also include Mozart’s Variations in G Major, Edino Krieger’s Sonata, Mendelssohn’s Variations in B-Flat Major, Debussy’s Petite Suite and and a new work by Dinah Menezes.

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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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