Music has no borders for violinist Pedro Maia. At the age of 15, he debuted with the ArtBrasilia Symphony Orchestra and currently plays with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Maia will play during TSO’s concert at the City of Tallahassee’s Celebrate America event this Fourth of July.
This free community event begins at 7 p.m. and will end with a fireworks display and TSO’s rendition of the “1812 Overture” during the grand finale. While the concert celebrates America’s independence, it also echoes Maia’s belief that no matter the country or continent, music has the power to bring people together.
“Music is an international language,” says Maia. “People are more willing to get to know you as a person and get to know your culture because they’re interested in your music.”
Maia is pursuing his doctorate in violin performance at Florida State University and has founded two chamber groups, including Cosmos New Music ensemble. He feels connected to his friends and fellow players in both chamber groups, many of whom are international students and colleagues hailing from across the globe.
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