Please join us for this amazing opportunity!
André Mehmari Workshop
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
112 Dodge Hall, Columbia Morningside Campus
Free and Open to the Public -- Space Limited!
In this workshop, André Mehmari will present his musical production, arrangements and compositions. Several examples of piano playing in modern Brazilian music formations and contexts will be demonstrated, from the piano solo to orchestra groups, as well as duos (with musicians such as Monica Salmaso, Mario Laginha, Ná Ozzetti, Hamilton de Holanda, Gabriele Mirabassi) and camera music (André Mehmari Trio / Group).
The 37-year old Mehmari, a composer and instrumentalist, is considered one of the most important artists of contemporary Brazilian music. His music is played by the most important orchestral groups and, as pianist, he has become a point of reference for several musicians from different generations. Two new discography projects are in development this year (Ouro Sobre Azul, about the work of Ernesto Nazareth and Miramari Duo DVD), bringing his work to 20 recorded works.
His website can be found here.
This workshop is part of the Savassi Festival.
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Tom Wetmore is a pianist, composer, and bandleader based in New York City. He received his B.A. in Government from Cornell University and his M.M. in Jazz Studies (Performance) from William Paterson University. He is pursuing his PhD at Columbia, where his research interests include jazz, African American music, American music abroad, world popular music, diaspora, modernity/modernism, cultural exchange, subversiveness, authenticity, individuality, and improvisation. His first album, The Desired Effect, is available on all major digital music services.
Further information can be found at his website, tomwetmore.com.
Jumanah Hassan came to Columbia as a PhD student in Ethnomusicology in 2014. She holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.