II Symposium: Brazilian Identity in Concert Music

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Idealized and organized by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Conductor Cinthia Alireti   The II Symposium: Brazilian Identity in Concert Music  (II Simpósio: Identidade Brasileira na Música de Concerto) is presented by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra (OSU/CIDDIC). The event seeks to reflect on the different Brazilianness of national concert music and the paths for its dissemination. […]

IBOC Auditions 2021

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IBOC Auditions  Online submission Deadline: October 24th Email announcement for Callback: October 30th        In person Audition Dates: November 4th, 5th & 6th, 2021 Audition Results: November 20th      For the following:    Tamanduá the opera, Yemanjá Project, and other contemporary works in progress. Various projects will develop throughout December 2021-2024. We […]

Yemanjá Project On Brazilian Press

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A Tarde – Salvador, Bahia – 09/12/2021 The Goddess of the seas crossed the ocean to make her debut in New York opera. Headed by Salvadoran conductor Hugo Sanbone and the International Brazilian Opera Company,  the Yemanjá Project concert took songs from the Afro-Brazilian repertoire in operatic arrangements to the Garibaldi Plaza, in New York, […]

IBOC Young Composers Works – Summer 2021

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The International Brazilian Opera Company presents the composers: Arad Noroozi (Iran), Matheus Sampaio (Brazil), Christian Barda (U.S.A.).   Interpreted by:   Anna Tsukervanik on violin (Uzbekistan)& Tomomi Sato on piano (Japan).   IBOC Artistic Director: João MacDowell (Brazil)Program Coordinator: Jane Wong (Hong Kong)     August 24th 2021  Program     Composer: Arad Noroozi (Iran)– […]

IBOC Institute: Opera Composition – Fall 2021

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  The International Brazilian Opera Institute is offering a contemporary opera composition course (ages 18+ recommended). IBOC faculty will collaborate with students to notate and produce recordings of their music.  Students will develop skills in melodic writing, harmonic development, rhythmic frame, and form, as well as notation skills. Students will finish an aria or song […]

Outdoor Concert! NYC Washington Square, Friday, September 3rd, 2021. 4 pm

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IBOC Band presents: Yemanjá Project The International Brazilian Opera brings its new roster of talent to live-action in New York City. An outdoor concert in Washington Square Park, premiering The Yemanjá Project under Maestro Hugo Sanbone (Brazil). In addition, opera soloists Nelson Ebo (Angola) and Rebecca de Almeida (Brazil), the virtuoso violin of Anna Tsukervanik […]

Design Talks: The Seventh Seal – an opera

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The Seventh Seal – An Opera When Art Becomes Reality Exploring Themes of Creativity, Production, Archetypes, Reflection and Catalyst The power of the imagination shapes reality. There is a dialogue between art and reality where one influences the other. When Ingmar Bergman wrote The Seventh Seal his characters where set in the era of the […]

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 […]