Ensemble Music Society Presents Sergio and Odair Assad on Guitar

Dynamic family duo bring music to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center this Wednesday. The Ensemble Music Society plays host to Sergio and Odair Assad, two classical guitarists who have the range and drive to tackle any classical arrangement. Don’t miss this Indianapolis music event at the Indiana History Center on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for this Indianapolis event are $30.00 for all Indianapolis people.

For more than four decades, Sergio and Odair Assad have been playing guitar together. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, they pair world music with classical arrangements each with only six strings and ten fingers. Their unified sound has made them legends of the classical guitar world, as has their adventurous repertoire. Together they have released more than two dozen recordings. One of their most recent compositions “Tahhiyya Li Ossoulina” received a 2008 Latin Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary Composition.” In 2002, they earned a Latin Grammy Award for “Best Tango Album” for their work on Sergio and Odair Assad Play Piazzolla.

These brothers have proved themselves to be powerhouses of the classical music world, collaborating with the most famous name in the business. They have worked with Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer, Dawn Upshaw, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the Turtle Island Quartet and Paquito D’Rivera. Known internationally as the Assad Duo, this team offers a daring sound like no other. Not only do they perform unbelievably complicated, largely unedited, classical compositions on guitar, they season their performance with their Brazilian heritage. NPR’s Banning Eyre said described them as, “more about expression of spirit than any sort of purity.”

At the Indiana History Center this Wednesday, they will share a comprehensive program of varied selections. Be amazed by their innovation and ingenuity, steeped in a rich Brazilian culture. Join Butler University School of Music professor Dr. Lisa Brooks prior to the show at 6:45 pm for a pre-show discussion of the Assad brother’s work. Learn about their illustrious career together as you prepare to hear a sound like no other.

Don’t miss this special Indianapolis performing arts event in the heart of Indianapolis downtown at the Indiana History Center. Located along the Indianapolis Canal Walk and the White River State Park, the Indiana History Center has prime Indianapolis real estate utilized by a host of Indianapolis non profit organizations.

After the performance downtown, grab dinner and drinks at any of these great Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars. Decode your experience of the Assad brothers over cocktails. As always, stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis art to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun!

Sergio and Odair Assad
Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30 pm

Ensemble Music Society
Indiana History Center
450 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202