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Renowned Pianist Conductor João Carlos Martins Celebrates 60th Anniversary Return to Carnegie Hall
Concert includes two Brandenburg Concertos, one Aria from Bach, and two Brazilian composers: the late pioneering 20th century Villa-Lobos, and André Mehmari. Bionic Extender Gloves Enabled Him to Play Piano For the First Time in Two Decades.
Thanks to a pair of bionic extender gloves designed for him by industrial designer Ubiratan Bizarro Costa, Martins could play the piano for the first time in two decades - a profoundly moving moment captured in a globally viral video. Martins lost his ability to play because of a series of tragic accidents, neurological episodes, focal dystonia for musicians, and a brutal mugging and has endured 25 surgeries. Since the early 2000s, he has focused on conducting.
He will lead NOVUS NY in a João Carlos Martins Concert, with a program focusing on the music of Bach, the late pioneering 20th century Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos, and André Mehmari, one of the most sought-after composers in Brazil.
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Tickets for the performance, priced at $75/ $50/$30 and $10 for students, will be available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 57th Street, and Seventh Avenue, beginning June 22 by calling CarnegieCharge at +1 212-247-7800 or carnegiehall.org.
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