Brazilian pianist and composer Heloísa Fernandes paints her musical pictures with contrasts—driving rhythm and delicacy, joyous dance, quiet introspection, playfulness, and elegance. With this vast artistic vocabulary, Fernandes reveals a Brazil largely unknown even to Brazilians. Her sources of inspiration are often folkloric and ancient, but what she makes of them is modern and unique. Hers is a singular voice in the new generation of 21st-century Brazilian musicians.

This engagement of the Heloísa Fernandez Quartet is made possible in part through the Iber Exchange program of Mid-Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Ibermúsicas.
The Dr. Aaron S. Litwack ’42 Fund Performance