João MacDowell in three continents

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IBOC resident composer and Artistic Director João MacDowell is having a great month. In New York: September 21 2019 João MacDowell will be featured as the closing act for the Burle Marx Concert series. This is a rare opportunity to hear the composer performing solo, in an intimate setting. The program will showcase songs that […]

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CELEBRATE BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH US SEPTEMBER 7!

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The International Brazilian Opera Company Presents an Evening of Music Celebrating Brazilian Independence Day at historic St. John’s Church in the Village. The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) will present an evening of music highlighting the diversity of the Brazilian musical experience on the evening of September 7, 2019, at the historic St. John’s Church in […]

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IBOC Auditions 2019

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International Brazilian Opera Company Auditions We are pleased to announce the 2019 auditions for IBOC. We will be doing full productions and concerts starting fall 2019 and into 2020.   Auditions will take place on June 20 -23rd, 2019. 2-7pm, Harlem, Manhattan, NYC. FEE: US$40 PayPal to: support@brazilianopera.com   Please email ibrazilianopera@gmail.com: Resume, Headshot, ApplicationForm, […]

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Burle Marx and the New York Botanical Garden

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Choro Das 3 at the Opening Ceremony for NYBG’s exhibition: Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx!  On the eve of the opening of Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition on a towering figure of Brazilian modernism, we celebrate the artistic energy of Burle Marx and […]

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Lunigiana Composition Competition 2019

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Lunigiana International Music Festival Composition Competition 2019 Call for an ensemble piece (2 to 5 performers) Instrumentation: voice, piano, violin, viola and cello Length: 3 to 6 minutes Prizes: – Performance during the Festival (Fivizzano (Italy), July 18-28, 2019) – Performance in New York City in the 2019/2020 season – Professional recording Jury: Andrea Talmelli – President […]

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Spring Recital – May 14th 2019

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IBOC Spring Recital – May 14th, 8:15 pm The International Brazilian Opera Company invites you to a program ranging from Mozart to João MacDowell. Presenting artists from IBOC’s Extraordinary Ability career program: Chantal Balestri: piano and concert coordinator (Italy) Anna Tzukervanik: violin (Uzbekistan) Flavia Darcie: mezzo-soprano (Brazil) Maximillian Morel: trumpet (France) Rieko Tsuchida: piano (Japan) […]

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Tack! Thank you! Gratidão!

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    This was a year of heroic work and great accomplishments. We really appreciate everyone’s help in creating new paths to collaboration. The launch of Joao MacDowell’s The Seventh Seal opera in Stockholm and São Paulo signifies 2018 as a landmark year for IBOC.                                                                                                                          Gratidão!  Tack!     Thank you for believing! IBOC 2018 March: […]

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João MacDowell: a new thinker in the genre.

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The Seventh Seal Det sjunde inseglet opera by João MacDowell text by Ingmar Bergman Vocal Score Concert premiere – Stockholm August/September 2018 Hosted By the Bergman Festival 2018 IBOC & FSBK Dramaten & Moderna museet Listen International press coverage:  “A new thinker in the genre.” (en nytänkare inom genren) Johanna Paulsson – Dagens Nyheter Stockholm, […]

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The Seventh Seal – Sweden 2018

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an opera by João MacDowell text by Ingmar Bergman Fårö, Gotland –Bergman Week June 25th – Opening Ceremony Improvisation by the composer João MacDowell. June 29th: Chamber Concert Gotland Winds Emilio Estrada on violin Henning Fredrickson on cello Chamber Works by João MacDowell Cries and Whispers – Suite The Seventh Seal – Suite (World Premiere) Full […]

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Grand Rapids Symphony at Carnegie Hall

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Grand Rapids Symphony featuring Nelson Freire and The Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus in works of Villa-Lobos, Falla & Ravel led by Maestro Marcelo Lehninger! Friday, April 20th at 8pm Carnegie Hall NYC Tickets: http://bit.ly/GRSAMS     When the Grand Rapids Symphony traveled to New York City as part of its 75th anniversary celebration in 2005, New York Times critic Bernard […]

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