SilverWood Flute and Piano Duo to perform at Carmel Valley Library

Flutist Diane Wilson and pianist Vania Pimentel.

May’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature SilverWood flutist Diane Wilson and pianist Vania Pimentel in a program of spirited and intense Brazilian music chronologically from the turn of the 19th century into the 20th century. It will include works by Brazilian composers Chiquinha Gonzaga, Pattapio Silva, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Osvaldo Lacerda, and Radames Gnatalli, as well as one by the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. The program will last 45 minutes.

SilverWood is a versatile music ensemble, performing in various instrumental and vocal combinations, and playing a vast array of musical genres, including classical, popular, jazz, folk, country, Celtic, and other international styles. It has been performing for public and private events around southern California for 19 years.

Flutist Diane Wilson has an AA in music from Grossmont College. She has played with the La Jolla Civic Orchestra and the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra, and is the principal flutist and a featured soloist in the San Diego Concert Band. Wilson is a founding member of SilverWood, a versatile music ensemble and serves annually as a flute coach for a San Diego summer band camp, Band at the Beach. She also teaches flute and piano to students of all ages.

Pianist Vania Pimentel was born and raised in Brazil. She has BAs in music and philosophy, a master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy, and a DMA from the University of Houston. Her doctoral dissertation was on Brazilian toccatas and her CD Brazilian Toccatas and Toccatinas was praised by the Brazilian Academy of Music. Pimentel has been living in San Diego since 2009. She has performed at Palomar College, Fallbrook and Coronado Libraries, and in the Temecula Classics at the Merc.

The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668.


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