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Bonecos de Olinda

"Bonecas de Olinda" (large puppets) at the Pernambuco Carnival in Brazil.City of Olinda, Brazil, via Wikimedia Commons

Performance Today - March 17, 2023


March 17, 2023

The city of Olinda, Brazil, is famous for massive papier-mâché puppets during the annual Carnival parades. Those “bonecos,” as they're called, can be 20 feet tall. Composer Clarice Assad wrote a piece inspired by Carnival and those big puppets. Join us today to hear “Bonecos de Olinda” by Clarice Assad.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Fritz Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, Op. 6
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Album: Leila Josefowicz Solo
Philips 446700

Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture in C major
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra | Michelle Rofrano, conductor
Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Giuseppe Tartini: Flute Sonata in A Major
Camerata Pacifica: Emi Ferguson, flute | Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord | William Short, bassoon
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Leila Josefowicz, violin | Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Sir Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Hour 2

Missy Mazzoli: Heartbreaker
Michael Mizrahi, piano
Album: Currents
New Amsterdam 75

Andre Caplet: Conte fantastique
Sivan Magen, harp | Pacifica Quartet
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO

Clarice Assad: Bonecos de Olinda
Grand Teton Festival Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Bohuslav Martinu: Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano
Lysander Trio
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, Otesaga Resort Hotel Ballroom, Cooperstown, NY