Tue, Mar 01|
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Arts @ Holy Trinity welcomes the enthusiastic return of Grammy and Emmy-winning composer and guitarist Claudio Ragazzi, cellist Cameron Sawzin, and pianist Nando Michelin to present Mardi Gras music from around the world.
Time & Location
Mar 01, 2022, 7:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N Prospect St, Akron, OH 44304, USA
About the Event
The concert will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. If you would like to view the live stream of this concert, be sure to register to receive the link.
About TRIO TERZETTO members:
GRAMMY WINNER, EMMY Winner and EMMY Nominated Film Composer and guitarist Claudio Ragazzi writes award-winning music for film and television, scoring dozens of projects and performing with some of today's most respected musicians at renowned concert halls in the world.
Claudio attended Berklee College of Music where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. A winner of the prestigious Duke Ellington Master's Award and the Boston Music Awards, Claudio went on to compose music for feature films, documentaries and television commercials, and created commissioned works for plays and ballets.
Among some selected works, Claudio scored the MIRAMAX Film “Next Stop Wonderland,” award-winning Goldheart Productions “The Blue Diner,” John Sayle's film “Casa de los Babys” (in collaboration with Mason Daring) and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tetro” (in collaboration with Osvaldo Golijov). Claudio's music also appeared in the film “Something's Gotta Give,” starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves.
Claudio scored dozens of award-winning feature documentaries as well as TV productions for the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic, Telemundo, Univision and PBS, including American Experience, NOVA, Sesame Street, Arthur, and Postcards from Buster. Claudio's live performances include those at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, The Blue Note Jazz Club (NY and Tokyo), The Lincoln Center and in theatres around the world. He performs with some of today's most influential and respected musicians, including Gary Burton, Yo-Yo Ma, Regina Carter, Randy Brecker, Danilo Perez, saxophone legends Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett and Paquito D'Rivera, to name a few.
A native of Argentina, Claudio grew up in Buenos Aires, where he started playing music at a very early age, performing with some of Argentina's most influential musicians. He currently scores films, performs and teaches Film Composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Cameron Sawzin earned bachelors and master’s degrees from Oberlin and New England Conservatories, studying with Richard Kapuscinski and Lawrence Lesser. She attended Juilliard pre-college as a student of Channing Robbins and Leonard Rose. Her engagements range from Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Marriage of Figaro to Masterworks Chorale, Symphony New Hampshire and Broadway shows in Boston’s theater district. She appeared as a guest artist and steering committee member of the New Directions Cello Festival, along with Artistic Advisors, Yo-Yo Ma, Ron Carter, Julian Lloyd Weber and David Darling. She spent productive summers with the Aspen Festival Chamber Orchestra, New Hampshire Music Festival, the Lake George Opera, the Strings in the Mountains Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Opera North in Vermont.
Jeffrey Cashen’s CD, "A Bunch of Guitars and a Cello” on which Ms. Sawzin performs, received excellent reviews both in the US and Europe. A CD collaboration with composer Carolyn McDade featured a piece Ms. Sawzin wrote and performed for solo cello and piano.
Her cello work featured in the PBS show “Nova.” In 2020 she worked with guitarist Eddie Mottau on his newest CD “Revelation Revolution,” which enjoyed wide airplay in the US, Europe and Japan. (Eddie played on many of John Lennon’s records.) Cameron started recording with him years ago, along with folk singer Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary). They continue that relationship through the years. Stookey recently invited Cameron and her brother to create an instrumental version with video for Janis Ian’s tune “Better Times Will Come,” which received an enthusiastic response on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35C39xbY7aE .
As Artistic Director of the Boston Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, she created a Seaport Boston presence for the ensemble, based in Boston’s vibrant arts district - Fort Point. She plans a multi-media concert series in the near future.
Ms. Sawzin served twice as guest cello faculty at the University of New Hampshire. She teaches at the Munroe Center for the Arts in Lexington, MA. With consistent success, she uses her extensive study of Pilates and sports modalities to help her students create a natural, fluid cello technique. Her online masterclass “Cam Sawzin’s 9-minute guide to a beautiful sound, healthy technique and expressive relaxed vibrato” received an enthusiastic response from many fine cellists: https://youtu.be/P9gTiW7zXxk .
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nando came to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music where he currently teaches. His discography includes over 14 CDs as a band leader (mostly original compositions), and several more as a sideman. His CDs include names of the caliber of Esperanza Spalding, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Antonio Serrano, Jeff Ballard, Claudio Ragazzi and Richie Barshay.
Nando performed at a variety of venues such as the Wang Center, Kimmel Center for the Arts, Smithsonian, Jordan Hall, Teatro Opera (Buenos Aires), Roy E. Disney Center for the Arts, among several concert halls across the US.
As a producer, he recorded the awarded "Amores torcidos" and "The Other Side" with Katie Viqueira, "Ave rara" with Teresa Ines.
Nando is featured in "Mind motions," "South American Suite," "Timeline," “Departure,” “The Ugandan Suite” and “Lullaby project” by Felipe Salles, “Son of Tigris” by Layth Sidiq and “Illegal grooves” by Nacho Gozalez.
As a sideman, Nando performed with John Pattitucci, Eddie Gomez, Jerry Bergonzi, Randy Brecker, Jeff Ballard, Anat Cohen, George Garzone, Antonio Sanchez, Chico Pinheiro, David Liebman and MPB icons Jair Rodrigues, Celso Adolfo, Jamelao, Lo Borges, Geraldo Azevedo, Flavio Venturini.
A very active educator, Nando serves as Associate Professor for the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, Tufts University, and Longy Music School. He lectures in Barcelona, Montevideo, Sao Paulo, Venezuela, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia and around the US.
ON THE PROGRAM:
Mardi Gras music from around the world:
Aquellas Milongas (Argentina) - Claudio Ragazzi (b. 1959)
Black Orpheus / Manhã de Carnaval (Brazil) - Luiz Bonfa (1922-2001)
Canto De Ossanha (Brazil) - Vinicius De Moraes (1913-1980), arr. Baden Powell (1937-2000)
Orpheus’ Samba (Brazil) - Vince Guraraldi (1928-1976)
Frevo (Brazil) - Egberto Gismonti (b. 1947)
Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 (Brazil) - Hector Villa Lobos (1887-1959)
Huayno T (Argentina) - Jorge Cumbo (1942-2021)
Masquerade (Armenia) - Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
Maestro Brunetti (Uruguay) - Nando Michelín (b. 1965)
Highlights from “Carnival of the Animals” (France) - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Mardi Gras Encore - arr. Nando Michelín