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IBOC 2017 in retrospect

LAST YEAR WAS WONDERFUL AND CHALLENGING.

THANK YOU!

 

LET’S MAKE 2018 EVEN BETTER!

 

 

MARCH 2017:
Plastic Flowers a chamber opera by João MacDowell. Featuring Abby Powell as Penelope, directed by Jonathan Arak, visual direction by Athena Azevedo, projection art by Cila MacDowell.

 

 

Abby Powell as Penelope. The Slipper Room, East Village, New York, 2017.

 

Director Jonathan Arak, composer João MacDowell, mezzo-soprano Abby Powell, visual director Athena Azevedo, solo cellist Nelly Rocha.

APRIL 2017:
Plasma Resonance an electronic opera by Cila MacDowell featuring Cecilia Spell, music by João MacDowell.
Cila MacDowell, Museo do Amanhã, Rio de janeiro, 2017
Multiple Platinum and Gold Graphis International Awards received by Athena Azevedo, Toshi and Hisa Ide, and the wonderful IF Studio team!
Plasma Resonance by Cila MacDowell, featuring Cecilia Spell. Posters at IF Studio NY with João MacDowell, composer.

MAY 2017:
The Campina Grande Chamber Chorus and the Tutti Chorus from Brasília performed at Our Lady Of Pompeii Shrine Church, New York:
Campina Grande Chamber Choir and The Tutti Choir from Brasília at Our Lady Of Pompeii Shrine Church, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

At center: maestro Dans Moraes, composer Danilo Guanais, composer João MacDowell and conductor Vladmir Silva. Our Lady Of Pompeii Shrine Church, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

Campina Grande Chamber Choir and The Tutti Choir from Brasília at Our Lady Of Pompeii Shrine Church, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

Maestro Vladmir Silva and the Campina Grande Chamber Choir at Our Lady Of Pompeii Shrine Church, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

Campina Grande Chamber Choir at Our Lady Of Pompeii Shrine Church, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

JUNE 2017:
Portuguese Brazilian Awards Ceremony at Lincoln Center, In Partnership with Ricky Teresi and Radar Magazine:
Joao MacDowell receives the Portuguese-Brazilian award for excellence in the arts and community service from Ricky Teresi.

 

Joao MacDowell performs at the Portuguese-Brazilian award ceremony. Lincoln Center, New York, 2017.

 

 

Lucas Castellani and Celma Fonseca

 

Ricky Teresi and Junia d’Affonseca

 

AUGUST 2017:
The release of Epic Eye magazine, issue 2, by IF Studio and The Standard Group, features our work with The Seventh Seal.
João MacDowell on Epic Eye Magazine

SEPTEMBER 2017:
The opening of IBOC headquarters in Brasilia, with an art show by Lui Rodrigues, curated by Athena Azevedo, in our new IBOC Gallery:

The curator Athena Azevedo with artist Lui Rodrigues, IBOC Gallery Brasilia.

 

Curator, Athena Azevedo, presents Retrospectiva Lui Rodrigues, IBOC Gallery Brasilia.

 

NOVEMBER 2017:
O Setimo Selo:
IBOC launches our Lei Rouanet project in Brazil, preparing for the Brazilian premiere of The Seventh Seal an opera by João MacDowell with text by Ingmar Bergman, with support from the Swedish Embassy in Brasilia, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture (MinC), the Ingmar Bergman Foundation and the Government of the State of São Paulo, Brazil.
O Sétimo Selo, ópera de João MacDowell com texto de Ingmar Bergman

 

DECEMBER 2017:
OBACH – Orchestra Brasileira de Arte e Cultura Histórica (Brazilian Orchestra for Art and Historic Culture).  The ensemble from Brazilia, led by Kathia Pinheiro and Airan d’Souza toured NYC, in co-production with IBOC, the Uptown Dreamers Alumni Association, and The Intercultural Art and Healing Project.
Kathia Pinheiro leading OBACH, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

Kristin Young, IBOC & OBACH, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

OBACH, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, West Village, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

IBOC & OBACH, Uptown Harlem School, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

IBOC & OBACH, Uptown School, Harlem, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

OBACH, Uptown School, Harlem, New York, 2017. Photo by Athena Azevedo.

 

 

DECEMBER 2017:
We sent out The Seventh Seal Act 1 Concert DVDs, CDs, Posters, Magazines and Scores to our backers from 2016.  Also available for purchase.
CDs, DVDs, Posters, Magazines, Vocal Score. The signs that we leave behind.

IBOC is now a Gold Seal Guide Star non-profit.
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