Brazilian pianist Alexandre Dietrich is taking the stage at Lone Star College-Montgomery to offer the community both a lecture and piano recital entitled “Brazilian Night,” on Monday, November 19, in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H).
His lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a brief film, will illustrate the history of music in Brazil, starting with the arrival of the country’s first Portuguese family. The piano recital will follow at 7:30 p.m. Dietrich will perform music by Brazilian composers Villa Lobos, Camargo Guarnieri, Francisco Mignone, Claudio Santoro, and Ernesto Nazareth. Both events are free to the community.
One of the most active artists of the state of Santa Catarina in Southern Brazil, Dietrich began his musical studies at the age of 10 under the guidance of Margaret Dhein. He is a descendent of a family of artists, the most famous of which is his second cousin, actress Marlene Dietrich.
Dietrich graduated from the University of Santa Catarina State with a bachelor’s degree in piano. He has performed in several major concert halls of Brazil, including Theatro São Pedro; Francisco Mignone Room in Rio de Janeiro; and the Museum of Arts of Sao Paulo.
In 2003, Dietrich made his international debut and participated in the "Atelier Pianist" in France at the invitation of renowned pianist Cristina Ortiz.
He has since worked in several countries with noted musicians, including tenor Fernando De Carli to create a series of 10 recitals teaching voice and piano to children in local school systems in Florianopolis, the capitol of Santa Catarina.
Dietrich has participated as a guest artist at the "Brazilian Festival" held by the University of New Orleans and also performed a solo recital at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) by invitation of the Brazilian Consulate in the U.S. and UCLA.
For more information on this musical presentation, visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-montgomery.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.