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 […]

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) […]

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: […]

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, […]

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 […]

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:     When the Grand Rapids Symphony traveled to New York City as part of its 75th anniversary celebration in 2005, New York Times critic Bernard […]

Chantal Balestri

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Congratulations to Chantal Balestri! New IBOC pianist in residence grantee of IBOC’s Professional Artist Program  Artistic Director and founder of the Lunigiana International Music Festival  this Summer in Italy.     Chantal just received her O1 Visa as part of IBOC’s Professional Artist Program. The O1 Visa, also called “Artist of extraordinary ability,” is an important […]