Akiko Ito: Happy Dreams / Andrei Matorin and Friends
Flutist Akiko Ito presents her compositions and arrangements, performing a variety of styles of Brazilian music including the choro, samba, bossa nova, baião, and afoxé styles. Performance Division dean Matt Marvuglio will play flute, and a demonstration of the dance samba de gafieira will be offered.
Andrei Matorin presents a set of brand-new compositions for small big band and strings. His music brings together his love for the melodies of his native Brazil, the driving rhythms of jazz, and the romantic passion of classical music