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“The best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history.”—The Washington Post

Throughout their long career, Brazil’s renowned Assad Brothers have pushed musical boundaries, stirred the imagination and collaborated with the world’s greatest artists in classical, jazz and world music. For this 50th anniversary celebration, they are joined by two of their favorite partners, with whom they have recorded and toured, and who are both musical superstars in their own right: violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera.

Join us for a free pre-concert talk at 7 pm with your ticket, with Sérgio Odair and Benjamin Verdery, artistic director of 92Y’s Art of the Guitar series and chair of Yale’s guitar department.

Exclusive New York Engagement
Sérgio Assad, guitar
Odair Assad, guitar

With special guests
Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

ALBÉNIZ Córdoba from Cantos de España, Op. 232
GRANADOS Ocho valses poeticos
GISMONTI Baiao malandro
VARIOUS Works with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg to be announced from the stage
VILLA-LOBOS Choros No. 5, "Alma Brasileira"
S. ASSAD Maracaipe
VARIOUS Works with Paquito D’Rivera to be announced from the stage

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Art of the Guitar and the 92nd Street Y Guitar Institute are supported by The Leir Charitable Foundations in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir; The Augustine Foundation; and The D’Addario Music Foundation.

WCIU Channel 26 - "Assad Brothers - Classical Guitar" (1980)

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