The project, funded by the DF’s Culture Aid Fund (FAC-DF, in Portuguese), and held by Alvaro Henrique, aims to make a DVD telling the story of the guitar from the Babylon to modern day, presenting music from the first guitar-related printed music ever (El Maestro, by Luys Milan, printed in 1536) to premiered pieces, playied on replicas of the 16th, 18th, 19th Centuries and on a modern guitar made with moder techniques.
Goldenbaum’s “May All Dictators Fall,” written in response to the Arab Spring, offers audiences new ways to consider democratic ideals. And J. Antunes “What Should We Do?” reverberates with the recorded sounds of police dislocating people in a favela and asks us all to consider the moral questions that privilege and wealth pose for the rest of society.
Concert with nationalistic music from Spain, Argentina and Brasil, with a masterpiece by J. S. Bach.
Piano, bass, drums
He plays works by Villa-Lobos, Scarlatti,Tárrega and Guerra-Peixe as well as surprising transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.
As a soloist with orchestra, Henrique has performed in Brazil with the Orquestra do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro and the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro’s String Orchestra, as well as in Finland with the Vaasa Sinfonietta. He has premiered 5 concerti, and worked with conductors Julio Medaglia, Ville Mankkinen, and Angelo Cavallaro.
With a special interest in art for social change, Alvaro’s projects have included commissioning works centered on social issues.
Follow the calendar of Alvaro Henrique, Shows, Shows, Presentations, Events.
É verdade, sumi desde o final de 2018. Mas vou explicar, por partes, a razão do meu desaparecimento. Em 2018 iniciei o ano trabalhando como comissionado no governo do Distrito Federal, na gestão do Rodrigo Rollemberg. Foi uma experiência muito rica contribuir para a...read more
Há muitos anos venho me informando, conhecendo e estudando o que seria uma performance interativa, que é uma maneira mais intensa de fazer com que o público se envolva mais com a música clássica. Mais que uma mera explicação, a performance interativa promove...read more
The most important classical guitar competition in the world has just begun, the International Concert Artist Competition organized by the Guitar Foundation of America, and it is possible to watch it on facebook - also live. This event happens each year in a different...read more
Começou o principal concurso de violão do mundo, o International Concert Artist Competition da Guitar Foundation of America, e é possível acompanhá-lo pelo facebook - inclusive ao vivo. O evento é itinerante, e neste ano ocorre em Miami. Ele tem o prestígio atual em...read more
The CD Suite Candanga presents a project by guitarist Alvaro Henrique to honour the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, capital of Brazil. Upon the idealization of the project, the musician studied in Germany and wanted to turn his native city into a muse for new compositions.
First Compact Disc
Solo Guitar (Violao Solo) features a large scope of guitar music, from one of it earliest examples, music orginally for lute by John Dowland (England), to two major composers and guitarists from the 20th Century: the Brazilians Heitor Villa-Lobos and Anibal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto).
Jean Goldenbaum 2º CD
The second CD of the German-brazilian composer Jean Goldenbaum registers works for orchestra and chamber music. Three new compositions were commissioned, one from a composer who lives in Brasilia (Jorge Antunes), other from a composer who lives in a different part of Brazil (Carlos Alberto da Silva), and another for a composer who lived abroad (Mario Ferraro).
Guitar Through the Ages
The DVD Guitar Through the Ages (Violao de Todos os Tempos) tell the history of the guitar since the Babylon to the modern days, presenting music from the very first publication for a guitar-related instrument (El Maestro, by Luys Milan, printed on 1536), to the modern days, playied on a vihuela (15th Century), a Baroque Theorboed Guitar (18th Century), a Romantic Guitar (19th Century), and a Modern guitar. The recordings were made during outreach concerts in junior and high schools in Brasilia, Brazil. The DVD features a booklet telling the history of the guitar.
Concerts for guitar and orchestra by several Brazilian composers, such as Villa-Lobos (Concerto for Guitar and Introduction to Choros), R. Gnatalli (Concerto a Brasileira and Concerto de Copacabana), Calimério Soares (Concertino for Guitar and percussion), J. Goldenbaum (Ode à Amizade for flute, guitar and orchestra, in addition to the above), J. Antunes, Ricardo Sousa-Castro (Concert Tribute to Villa-Lobos).
“Magical hands and fingers . . . the most beautiful performances . . . Alvaro Henrique is a winner.”Jorge Antunes
“It was a pleasure listening to you playing with soul, beautifully”Gilberto Tinetti
“I have just heard your CD: you are a true master, maestro.”Minister Marcos Vinícius Vilaça
“His work in collaboration with BRAVIO – Guitar Society of Brasilia – is immensely important for the development and dissemination of solo guitar playing in Brazil.”Fabio Zanon
Content about classical guitar and national and international classical music, in addition to all the information, news and calendar of the Guitarist.
Melody is a very special component of music. So special it is, that many confuse melody with the music itself. How often have we heard things like "I like this music because of its melody" or "This melody is so beautiful, therefore I like this music"? But, although we...read more
Irmãs Cajazeiras, music by Diana Mota, played by Diana Mota (flute), Alvaro Henrique (guitar) and Renato Vieira (percussion), is competing at the Brazil's National Radio Music Festival 2018. On a recent "Nights from Pernambuco", an annual party that takes place at...read more
Novos lançamentos da música clássica no Brasil, com destaque para a música para piano de Osvaldo...read more
Quando começa a música clássica e quando começa o jazz?read more
Vídeos e fotos que contam como essa história vem sendo escrita.