Monday, May 25, 2009

Leo Brouwer Conducts Musica Viva in Kaluga, Russia at XII International Festival 'World of Guitar'

[Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)]

This post is translated and summarized from an article in Spanish at the online news website RIA Novosti, regarding the Afro-Cuban guitarist, composer and conductor Leo Brouwer:
Leo Brouwer is making an appearance in Russia after an absence of 30 years. The XII International Festival “World of Guitar” opens in Kaluga, Russia today, May 25, the news agency RIA Novosti reported on May 22, 2009. The festival's artistic director, Oleg Akimov, was quoted as saying the main event would be a concert by the Moscow Chamber Orchestra MUSICA VIVA under the direction of Leo Brouwer, the renowned Cuban composer and guitarist. He added that the Russian musician Nazar Kozhujar and the Polish-Russian Lute Duo would perform a program entitled “Masterpieces of the Baroque”. The festival consists of five days of performances, May 25-29, 2009. Particiapting guitarists are from Brazil, Spain, Australia, USA, France, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. The 'World of Guitar' was founded in Kaluga in 1997.

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