American composer Michael Colina’s Los Caprichos for orchestra will be performed by the Orchestra of the National Theater of Brazil and conductor Ira Levin on Tuesday, October 13 at the Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, Setor Cultural Norte, Via N2 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Los Caprichos, commissioned by the Orchestra, is based on Francisco Goya’s famous prints of social repression at the end of the Spanish Inquisition in 1799.

Ira Levin, a native of Chicago, is the chief conductor and Artistic Director of the Orchestra of the National Theater of Brazil, in the capital city of Brasilia. More about him at http://www.iralevin.net/.

Michael Colina’s music has been performed throughout the Americas, Europe & Japan. Recent premieres include Baion de Bayo by the Quintet of the Americas in New York City, Guitar Concerto in Three Movements, by soloist Robert Phillips and Florida’s Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Tango De Auvergne, Canteloube folk songs rearranged for tango quintet, performed by bandoneonist Daniel Binelli, pianist Polly Ferman, and ensemble, Shadow of Urbano by the Quartet San Francisco and pianist Bob James and Notturno by violinist Anastasia Khitruk with pianist Elizaveta Kopelman, which is available for viewing on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-65RX5X2Og. Read his SoundRoom Newsletter at http://www.jamesarts.com/releases/aug09/MC_nws_083109.pdf. Visit Michael Colina online at http://www.michaelcolina.com/.

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