Choro de Ouro at Steynberg Gallery

  • Steynberg Gallery 1531 Monterey St San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401 United States

Choro de Ouro and Brasilience CD release with Ian Faquini and Rebecca Kleinmann

Choro de Ouro is the premier Choro group on the Central Coast of California. Choro is a style from Brazil that stated in the later part of the nineteenth century in Rio de Janeiro. It quickly spread throughout Brazil and eventually become a unifying point of pride for the country. Composers like Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim were famous and honored for their contribution to Brazilian culture. Today people are rediscovering this music as it has continued to evolve and grow with a wonderful history and life. It is a passionate music full of virtuosity and excitement as well as expression and the quality of something quaintly beautiful.  The players: 

Grant Chase – Bandolim, Cello
Shaun Fairfield - Violao 7 Cordas (7 string guitar)
RonMcCarley – Flutes, Soprano Sax
GrahamYates – Pandeiro, Percussion


Brasilience CD Release:
Brasiliense: Music of Ian Faquini with Rebecca Kleinmann


Composer, guitarist and vocalist Ian Faquini and flutist Rebecca Kleinmann release their first album together featuring all original music by Faquini. Ian utilizes a wide range of Brazilian rhythms and grooves while grasping strong melodic and harmonic influences from composers such as Bach, Ravel, Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Tom Jobim and Guinga.