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Rio International Cello Encounter Hosts 2018 Closing Concert Tonight

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Monday, August 20th sees the closing performance of the 24th Rio International Cello Encounter (RICE) taking place at Sala Cecília Meireles at 8PM, with a celebration of the best moments of the festival which has been commemorating 150 years of Claude Debussy and 100 years of Leonard Bernstein.

This intimate evening of classical and modern music will be honoring not only Debussy and Bernstein but also one of Brazil’s most treasured composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and recently deceased MPB (Popular Brazilian Music) composer Paulo Russo.

The evening will . . .

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