‘Experiencing Villa-Lobos’ Through a Superb Virginia Festival

BY JOHN PATYKULA  The music of Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959) once again cast a magical spell over Richmond, Virginia, when the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music hosted the “Experiencing Villa-Lobos Festival” on March 21–23, 2019. VCU held a similar festival in 2008, which was quite successful. The 2019 festival attracted performers and scholars from Brazil, Chile, Germany, Canada, and from across the United States. The many performances, master classes, and scholarly presentations showcased the great variety of music composed by … Continue reading ‘Experiencing Villa-Lobos’ Through a Superb Virginia Festival