Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959) is recognized as one of the most important composers of the Americas. Although his output is approximately one thousand works with more than 40 works for orchestra, 9 concerti with piano, 15 concerti for various instruments and more than 50 chamber music works, his music has the potential to attract large audiences world-wide with its sheer force and expressivity.
The Villa-Lobos Project is co-curated by Sonia Rubinsky and Simone Menezes who opened a dialogue with artists, musicologists, sociologists, the Brazilian cultural intelligentsia, producers and institutions around the world with the intent of obtaining for this repertoire the international recognition it deserves.
Among our actions, we encourage cultural projects and orchestras to explore in their repertoire works by Villa-Lobos: (1.) Provide strategic and musicological consultation in programming Villa-Lobos, taking into account the profile of each orchestra and their appetite for innovation. (2.) Recommend Brazilian artists. (3.) Offer assistance with scores and orchestral material.
Besides all these actions, we will promote master classes, commission of new works and new orchestrations in reference to the composer, as well as the creation of mini-documentaries about the life and works of Villa-Lobos, showing its origins, influences and background. This will be a platform globally available in various languages.
We welcome inquiries from interested programmers and artistic directors aiming to explore collaborations.
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