AAM Concerts

Transatlantic: Classical Masters
AAM rediscovers the glorious music of Brazilian composer Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia – in the company of his heroes Mozart and Haydn.

When Haydn travelled to London, his friend Mozart worried that it might be a journey too far. But the 18th century classical tradition didn’t end at the shores of Europe, and on the far side of the Atlantic, Mauricio Nunes Garcia was creating music of genius – and rising to become one of the brightest stars in Brazilian and Portuguese music.

It’s an astonishing story – especially when you consider the prejudice that the mixed-race Nunes Garcia must have faced in colonial society – but today he takes centre stage alongside Mozart’s ever-popular Clarinet Concerto. Inventive, arresting and frequently sublime, Nunes Garcia’s music makes a glorious complement to Mozart and Haydn, and AAM is performing it here for one of the first times in the modern era.

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Wed 12 Mar
 | 7.30pm
West Road Concert Hall
Cambridge
Tickets: 
From £20.50
01223 357851
Programme
Nunes Garcia

Overture in D major

Nunes Garcia

Dilexisti justitiam

Mozart

Clarinet Concerto in A major

Nunes Garcia

Tantum ergo

Mozart

Ave verum corpus

Haydn

Divertimento in G major

Nunes Garcia

Litany of the Sorrows of Our Lady

Performers
Katherine Spencer
clarinet
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings
director & harpsichord
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