Tuesday, June 22, 2010

João Carlos Martins and Orquestra Filarmônica Bachiana SESI-SP will present their work at Sala São Paulo on July 3th.

João Carlos Martins is a Brazilian pianist who has been considered one of the best interpreters of Bach´s music in the world. He has recorded all of Bach´s repertory during his career, which has been interrupted several times duo to a series of severe problems that made João Carlos Martins lose movement of both hands in different occasions.

In spite of these sad events, his passion for music did not vanish. He took an opportunity and decided to learn how to conduct other musicians. Today he leads an orchestra called Filarmônica Bachiana Sesi-SP. As a result of his efforts, João Carlos Martins has developed the ability to express himself on the piano again. Despite of the remaining limitations he believes that if he can still show people the power of music and touch their hearts he shouldn´t doubt about the importance of continuing to work on his piano.

This genius, passionate and overcoming artist will be leading Filarmônica Bachiana Sesi-SP on july 3th, at Sala São Paulo, in a event called "Encontro Musical pela Democracia, Liberdade e Felicidade" (Musical Encounter in favor of Democracy, Freedom and Hapyness). There will be special guests like the choir from Aprendizes da Esperança, members from “Vai-Vai“ playing the drums of their Samba School and Fafá de Belém. The income from ticket sales will be donated to educational projects from the Vladimir Herzog Institute.

Where: Sala São Paulo - Praça Júlio Prestes - Sao Paulo
When: July 3th, at 9:00PM.
How Much: Tickets can be purchased on http://www.ingressorapido.com.br/ and the prices range from R$ 60 to R$ 180.

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