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Latin Class

Austria may have its Strausses, Russia its Romantics, but much of this week’s liveliest music comes from south of the border.

  1. 1. "One Dollar Concert"

    January 6 at Carnegie Hall

    Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins—once considered second only to Glenn Gould for his Bach performances—leads his Bachiana Chamber Orchestra in Villa Lobos’s Preludio Bachiana Brasiliera #4, one of the composer’s many Brazilian interpretations of Johann Sebastian.

  2. 2. Chiara String Quartet

    January 11 at Merkin Concert Hall

    If you missed composer-of-the-moment Osvaldo Golijov’s stunning Ainadamar last year, catch this chamber group’s performance of the Argentine composer’s string quartet Yiddishbuk.

  3. 3. Bargemusic

    January 6 and 7 at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park

    A cello-clarinet-and-piano trio perform chamber music by Paquito D’Rivera and Argentine great Astor Piazzolla.


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