Venue Details

6 Star Starred
Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater
500 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002
713-237-1439
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attended Mar 16 2012

This was fantastic. Never have I seen a large ensemble playing such technically demanding music with such ease. I reccomend this highly! Just great and the entire audience seemed to love it.

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Website

http://www.spahouston.org/show?ShowId=17

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Description

Outside of Brazil, frevo is one of the least-known genres of music. It is also, quite possibly, the most infectious. Direct from Brazil, the 16-piece SpokFrevo Orquestra will make its Houston debut performing traditional frevos with new arrangements that incorporate jazz solos and improvisation.

Led by conductor, music arranger, and saxophonist Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, a.k.a. Maestro Spok, this high-energy big band brings together the sounds of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, basses, guitars, and percussion for an evening of world music at its best. “Frevo is a unique rhythm, different from all others; cheerful and with a special magic – the one to transmit happiness,” says Spok.

About the Ticket Supplier: Society for the Performing Arts

Society for the Performing Arts is the largest nonprofit presenting organization of its kind in the entire Southwest. Each year SPA presents internationally acclaimed artists from the entire performing arts spectrum, traditional to avant-garde alike, from large orchestras and dance companies to recitalists and solo performers, for an entire season of events.