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Renowned Brazilian quartet to make first Southern California appearance in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Music Society is proud to present its first concert of the New Year – the internationally recognized Quarteto Vivace Brasil, which will make a rare Southern California appearance in Fallbrook on Sunday, January 17.

Among Quarteto’s many fans is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Best of Brazil,” Randy Morse, who calls them “four of Brazil’s best musicians, who present their well-chosen repertoire with verve, panache and a sensitivity that radiates the exquisite beauty of this music.”

Founded in 2007 by former Brazilian Guitar Quartet member Edson Lopes, Quarteto Vivace Brasil is one of the most exciting new groups on the Latin American musical scene. The group’s versatility has attracted critics and audiences in Brazil and abroad, and it is internationally acclaimed for its sensitive and intense renditions of both classical and folk music.

Blending their instruments, four master players on two guitars, percussion and flute bring sizzling energy and lyricism to Brazilian sambas and choros, Argentinian tangos, American ragtime and classical pieces from Handel to Bizet’s Carmen to Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

“This performance will offer our audience a wide range of musical experiences and exhilarating compositions, and will definitely have something for everyone to enjoy,” says Brenda Montiel, President of Fallbrook Music Society.

The quartet - Edson Lopes, guitar; Roberto Cochiequi, guitar; Tadeu Codlho, flute; Rodrigo Marinonio, percussion; will perform in Fallbrook as one of the stops on its month-long premiere United States tour, which includes appearances in New York, Boston, Milwaukee, New Orleans and San Francisco among other cities.

The concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts, 2400 South Stage Coach Lane. Tickets are available by calling Fallbrook Music Society at (760) 451-8644 or at


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