April 2024 Meeting: Douglas Lora

Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Online only event

    On Zoom; click here to join

Five Preludes by H. Villa-Lobos – Imaginary Narratives

From his recent doctoral dissertation on this milestone of the guitar repertoire, Douglas Lora will present an investigation on the extra-musical elements behind each prelude, as portraits of Brazilian archetypes and landscapes. The composer’s tributes described in the subtitles provide new interpretational paths and perspectives.

The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests.

Three time Grammy nominee guitarist and composer Douglas Lora transits with versatility through the universes of Classical and Popular Music, and has established himself as one of the most prominent artists of his generation. 

With a wide range of musical possibilities, Douglas has collaborated with renowned artist such as YoYo Ma, Paquito d’Rivera, Assad Brothers, Anat Cohen, Marco Pereira, Jovino Santos Neto, Ney Rosauro, Marina Piccinini, Paulo Bellinati, among others. 

Member of the awarded Brasil Guitar Duo, Trio Brasileiro and Caraivana, Douglas has performed extensively at the most important theaters and concert halls in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Douglas Lora is the newest member of the awarded Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

His teaching experiences date from a young age in Brazil and was consolidated in United States as part-time teacher at University of Miami, as well as guitar teacher at Miami Conservatory of Music, from 2004 to 2006. Currently, Douglas is pursuing his Doctoral degree at University of Southern California under Scott Tennant, being the recipient of a Teacher Assistant scholarship. Douglas Lora is the guitar instructor and course coordinator at California State University Fullerton.