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LIMITED ENGAGEMENT – December 12, 13 & 14

An Evening of Classical Music with a Latin Flair

To kick off the 2018 Season, the Friends of the ACO will present a

Benefit Concert Series featuring the world-renowned Brasil Guitar Duo.  

The Duo having appeared on major stages throughout the world brings a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy, etc.) combined with traditional Brazilian dance forms such as choro, samba, maxixe, and baião.  

This event is a wonderful way to spend an evening enjoying the spectacular sounds of the Brasil Guitar Duo while supporting our area’s premiere orchestra.  Come join us!

Tuesday, December 12

Vero Beach
Orchid Island Beach Club


Cocktails & hors d’oeuvre
reception following concert.

Tickets $150 

Wednesday, December 13

The Club at Admirals Cove


Cocktails & hors d’oeuvre
reception following concert.

Tickets $100

Online ticketing coming soon

Please call ACO Box Office
at 772-460-0850 

Thursday, December 14


Willoughby Golf Club


Cocktails & hors d’oeuvre
reception following concert.

Tickets $125

Online ticketing coming soon

Please call ACO Box Office 
at 772-460-0850 

Committed to performing new chamber music employing the guitar.

The Duo joined cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Carlos Prieto In the October 2014 world premier of El arco y la lira, a work for two cellos and two guitars by the esteemed Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. Eager advocated for both traditional and new concerti for two guitars and orchestra, the Duo has performed with the Dallas and Houston Symphony Orchestras, Ohio’s Dayton Philharmonic and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in New York City and the Heartland Festival Orchestra in Peoria, Illinois.

The Duo has also won praise for its most recent CD, released on the Avie label: a collaboration with flutist Marina Piccinini that features all of J.S. Bach’s sonatas for flute and harpsichord, as arranged by the Duo for flute and two guitars.


Duo members Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora met in Sao Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than fifteen years.  The Duo’s primary studies were Henrique Pinto, Fabio Zanon, Paulo Martelli, Sergio Abreu and Alice Artz.

Douglas Lora earned his Master’s degree at the University of Miami as a student of Dr. Rene Gonzalez.

João Luiz received his Master’s degree from Mannes College the New School for Music under Michael Newman, and with sponsorship from the Augustine Guitar Scholarship Fund he received a Doctoral degree at Manhattan School of Music as a student of David Leisner. He is head of the guitar department at the State University of New York-Purchase, and also teaches guitar at New Jersey City University.


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