The Hermanos brothers smile and play music together

One Family. Two Virtuosos. Divided by Geography and Politics. Reunited by Music.


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Add to Calendar 20220429 200000 20220429 213000 America/Vancouver Los Hermanos/The Brothers One Family. Two Virtuosos. Divided by Geography and Politics. Reunited by Music. Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 3450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8.

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Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 3450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8.

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$12.

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Come watch a film that will uplift, inspire, and make you feel all the feels. Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and momentous first performances together, the film Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family.

Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score, composed by Cuban, Aldo López-Gavilán, performed with his American brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.

About Ilmar and Aldo López-Gavilán

Ilmar and Aldo López-Gavilán are virtuoso Afro-Cuban musician brothers, born in Havana in the ‘70s. At 14, Ilmar outgrew his island teachers and was sent to the U.S.S.R. to study violin. He never lived in Cuba again, ultimately landing as a working chamber violinist in the U.S.

Younger brother Aldo grew up mentored by Cuba’s impressive jazz and classical pianists, his extraordinary talent achieving renown on the island, but stymied elsewhere by the 60-year-old U.S. embargo.

Though they saw each other when family finances and visa restrictions allowed, they had never had a chance to collaborate musically—something they had longed for all their lives. Tracking their parallel lives, poignant reunion, and momentous first performances together on stages across the U.S., Los Hermanos / The Brothers is a nuanced, intensely moving view of nations long estranged, through the lens of music and family. Hear more music of lmar and Aldo López-Gavilán.

 

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