'Taste Of Brazil' Concert Offers A Feast For The Ears

Apr 28, 2016

The sounds of Brazil are coming to the University of Wyoming. Sunday’s concert will feature Brazilian violist Glêsse Collet with UW professor of piano Theresa Bogard.

Collet says the unique Brazilian classical music style began in the 1800s. "The Portuguese king, he had to leave Portugal and live in Brazil for a long time," explains Collet. "And with him they brought composers, they brought teachers for music and very fast, they mixed. Portuguese mixed with the slaves, with the Indians and then we had this very rich time in Brazil."

Collet says Brazil still has a vibrant contemporary classical music scene. The Taste of Brazil concert will feature works from late 19th and 20th-century composers inspired by the country’s musical styles. It takes place Sunday, May 1 at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts in Laramie.