Guest composer of Festival Brasileiro at the University of North Texas

Festival focuses on João Ripper's chamber works

UNT João Guilherme Ripper is the guest composer of the “Festival Brasileiro,” poduced by the College of Music of the University of North Texas from September 24th to 28th. The festival features the ensemble-in-residence Vientos Tejanos, faculty members and music students from the UNT. An ensemble from the University of Goiás and the Brasilia Woodwind Quintet will also take part in the event.

The composer will deliver pre-concert talks about his works and a lecture at Music Now series. He will also conduct the closing concert with the UNT Chamber Orchestra performing the second movement of From My Window n. 2 and Concerto a cinco, featuring the Brasilia Woodwind Quintet as soloist.

The following works by Ripper will be performed during the festival:
Wind Trio, for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Kinderszenen, for oboe, cello and piano
Cecilia (text by Mario Quintana), for soprano, cello and piano
Visions from the Absence, for woodwind quintet
Romaria, for woodwind quintet
From My Window n. 2, for strings
Concerto a cinco, for woodwind quintet and string orchestra