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Encore Houston, Episode 101: Da Camera – Sergio and Odair Assad and Avi Avital

Renowned guitarist brothers Sergio and Odair Assad and mandolinist Avi Avital perform works by Bach, Haydn, Piazzolla, and others.



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Classical guitarists Odair (L) and Sergio (R) Assad perform at the Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest in 2010

On this episode of Encore Houston, Da Camera hosts the classical guitar duo Sergio and Odair Assad along with mandolin player Avi Avital in a concert that features classical works transcribed for the instruments as well as some traditional South American tunes.

Mandolinist Avi Avital

Music in this episode:

  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Sonata in E major, BWV 1016
  • FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Sonata No. 50 in D major, Hob. XVI: 37
  • CLAUDE DEBUSSY: La plus que lente
  • BÉLA BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances
  • ASTOR PIAZZOLA: Histoire du Tango
  • MARC LAVRY: Three Jewish Dances
  • BITTENCOURT: Assanhado
  • Encore: AARON COPLAND: “Hoedown” from Rodeo
    • Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars
    • Avi Avital, mandolin
  • Performance date: 2/17/2018
  • Originally aired: 4/20/2019

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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