This summer I had the opportuniy to travel to Brazil and perform five concerts in four different cities with pianist Gabriel Neves Coelho. We presented a recital of 20th and 21st century American works in Porto Alegre, Caxias do Sul, Joinville, and Curitiba – music by Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, William Bolcom, and Benjamin Krause.
If you haven’t been to Brazil yet, I would highly recommend it. The current exchange rate between US dollars and the Brazilian real will also make your trip financially possible. Following our concerts, we spent a few days in Rio de Janeiro. Check out this view from next to “Christ the Redeemer:”