3rd Annual InternationalChoro Festival Nov 9-12 NYC
THE SOUNDS OF CHORO IN THE CITY OF JAZZ!
The Brazilian Music Foundation (BMF), in partnership with
Asuos Productions, will present the 3rd Annual International
Choro Festival (ChoroFest), with a variety of interesting
performances. The Festival collaborators aim to involve different
cultures in an exchange of artistic talents between the U.S. and Brazil.
The opening concert will feature a crossover from Classical to Popular Choro music. Those who appreciate the genuine sound of Brazilian instrumental music will have the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of Choro Music right in the heart of the Big Apple!
November 10th, 2017 - 8 pm
"A Tribute to Chiquinha Gonzaga" 170 Years Anniversary &
100 Years of Samba!
BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
55 Lexington Ave. & 25th St, NYC (entrance on 25th Street - betw. Lex. and 3rd Ave) Engelman Recital Hall
Doors open 7:15pm
$25 - $ 35 - $ 45
Featuring BMF CHORO COLLECTIVE
STRING ORCHESTRA Conducted by Erick Kramer
Max Barros/Pianist/Artistic Director
SEXTETO GAUCHO Mathias Pinto/Acoustic Guitar
Nelson Latif/Cavaquinho and acoustic guitar
Tom Armstrong /Percussion
Rafael Pereira Lima/Alto Sax/Artistic Director
SPECIAL GUESTS Alberto Rosenblit/Pianist & Composer
Polly Ferman/Pianist & Composer
Rodrigo Botter Maio/Sax & Flute
Johannes Fend/Double Bass
DIRECTORS Madalena Sousa/Chief Executive Director
Max Barros/Artistic Director/String Orchestra
Rafael Pereira Lima/Artistic Director/Sexteto Gaucho
“Music of Wagner Tiso , Alberto Rosenblit, Classic Popular Choro and New Compositions"
Benefit Concert Fundraiser for the Brazilian Music Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting Brazilian culture and music via educational and performance programs.
All proceeds will go to Brazilian Music Foundation BMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Creating a culture of support and collaboration through music!
About the Choro Festival (Chorofest)
Choro music is roots jazz from Brazil and considered Brazil’s first “urban pop” music. In this unique show, you will experience a wide range of pieces by many of Brazil’s important 20th-century composers, including Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Ernesto Nazareth, and new composers such as Wagner Tiso and Alberto Rosenblit.
The Choro Festival in NYC aims to preserve and share the Choro (Crying), considered one of the oldest gender and rich instrumental music from Brazil.This style of music has been presented since the nineteenth century in all regions of the country.
LECTURE - WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE
NOV. 9TH Lecture/Performance Paths of Brazilian Music - “Veredas da Música Brasileira”
by Nelson Latif/Cavaquinho, Pereira Lima/Alto Sax,
Mathias Pinto/Acoustic Guitar
Time: 3-5 pm - Open for general public Location: Brazilian Consulate 220 East 42nd Street, NYC - Free -RSVP
This is great way to learn about Brazilian musical and social culture!
NOV. 11th Workshop/Performance Roots of Choro Music by SextetoGaucho Time: 1-3 pm - Open for general public Location: Saphira & Ventura Gallery 4 W 43rd St #415, NYC - betw.5th & 6th Ave. Fee: $ 15 suggested donation REGISTER
Learn about the Roots of Choro Music with experienced musicians!
NOV. 12th Full Performance By Sexteto Gaucho Time: 1 & 2:30 pm Location: SOB's Address: 204 Varick St, NYC - Betw.5th & 6th Ave. ( reserve your table in advance) Fee: $ 15 + Brunch + RESERVATIONS