The Brazilian Strings Trio will return for a third performance at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 25, as part of their West Coast Tour.
The trio features three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene, with multi-genre American violinists Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn Magill playing alongside Brazilian guitarist, composer and arranger Nando Duarte.
Ted Falcon has released eight albums and performed with Brazilian musical legends including Hermeto Pascoal, Hamilton de Holanda and Dominguinhos. He has written and published several books about Brazilian choro, forró and frevo and is a former adjunct professor of Music at Whittier College and a current music teacher at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
All-Ireland fiddle finalist Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill has watched his career surge ever since the 2016 release of his two-disc concept album “Roots & Branches,” which debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Magill has carved out a name for himself in Irish, American and Brazilian music and has taught these traditions at more than a dozen fiddle camps all over the world.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Nando Duarte, has become one of the leaders of Brazil’s popular music re-awakening with Dino 7 cordas as his mentor and Luiz Otávio Braga and Hélio Delmiro among his professors. His career as a seven-string guitarist led him to play, arrange and produce some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Elza Soares, Gal Costa and Ney Matogrosso.
The all-ages concert will start at 7 pm at 594 Laneda Avenue. Admission is $20 on the door.