Brasil Guitar Duo to perform in Music at Noon at Penn State Behrend

September 30, 2015

The Brasil Guitar Duo is known for its mature musicianship, and that’s not by accident. João Luiz and Douglas Lora have known one another since adolescence, and their performances are indicative of that.

“Brasil Guitar Duo’s long collaborative history is evident in the relationship that unfolds on stage …  they have played together for over half of their lives,” wrote Sarah Tyrrell in a review for “They are remarkably responsive to one another, needing hardly any eye contact, it seems.”

The duo will bring that special chemistry to Penn State Behrend on Tuesday, Oct., 13, when they perform as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. Their performance takes place at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking for audience members will be available in the Reed lot.

Brasil Guitar Duo was a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and their programming features a blend of traditional and Brazilian works. A notable accomplishment for the duo came in October 2014 when they joined cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Carlos Prieto in the world premiere of “El arco y la lira,” a work for two cellos and two guitars by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.

Music at Noon: The Logan Series was founded by Kay Logan in 1989 and receives major support from Mrs. Logan. Additional funding is provided by the Penn State Behrend Student Activity Fee, and the program also receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for the program is provided in part from an Erie Arts & Culture Project Grant, made possible by community contributions to the Combined Arts & Cultural Campaign and the Erie Arts Endowment.

For more information about The Logan Series or The Brasil Guitar Duo’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email

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Last Updated September 30, 2015