Duo Mota Henrique

Duo Mota-Henrique is the synthesized forces of flutist/composer Diana Mota and guitarist Alvaro Henrique. Together, they explore and blend the best of classical and Brazilian popular music — offering audiences sophisticated intimate concert experiences without the formalities. With a repertoire that spans 4 centuries, the duo plays both original works and striking original arrangements.

A faculty member of the Music School of Brasilia, flutist Diana Mota is an award-winning popular festival performer. She’s accompanied Rosa Passos and Hamilton de Hollanda, among others. Ms. Mota has also created many of the Duo’s remarkable arrangements and distinctive repertoire.

Considered one of Villa-Lobos Magazine’s “favorite Brazilian guitarists,” Alvaro Henrique has toured 15 countries as a soloist and premiered 5 concertos with orchestras. In recital programs, Henrique regularly performs on multiple historic and contemporary guitars. Together, the duo offers more than terrific repertoire. There’s the electricity of their shared energies and their lively commentary about the works — that go into making their performances so memorable.

(Inter)nacionalisms:

Concert with nationalistic music from Spain, Argentina and Brasil, with a masterpiece by J. S. Bach.

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) :
History of the Tango (22 min)
Bordel 1900
Café 1930
Nightclub 1960
Concert d’Aujourd’hui

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) :
Distribution of Flowers (3 min)
Song of the Black Swan (3 min)
Bachianas Brasileiras nº 5 Ária (4 min)

Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916) :
Fandango (5 min)
Oriental (5 min)
Andaluza (4 min)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750):
Sonata em C, BWV 1033 (10 min)

Duo with jazz piano trio (piano, bass, drums):

Claude Bolling

Picnic for Flute, Guitar, and jazz piano trio Concerto for Classical Guitar and Jazz Piano Trio

Concertos:

Jean Goldenbaum “Ode to Friendship” for flute, guitar and orchestra
Diana Mota Fantasia Centerwest, for flute, guitar and orchestra

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