Summer Course for Young Composers

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Application Form: https://forms.gle/ndjT5kX7YdetSRQ38 International Brazilian Opera Company  IBOC Composers Institute  www.brazilianopera.com contact@brazilianopera.com The International Brazilian Opera Institute is offering a composition course to students ages 10-21. 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 […]

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New IBOC Composers: Works in development

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Jane Wong, Candida Borges, and Hugo Sanbone: 3 exciting new Composers admitted into the IBOC Career Development Program. These extraordinary artists have started working on the early stages of new operatic works under the mentorship of our Artistic Director, João MacDowell.  Cândida Borges Cândida Borges (Brazil) is a musician and transmedia artist, educator, composer, and […]

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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 […]

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Immersive Online Exhibition Transeuntis Mundi

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IBOC is thrilled to announce the launch of the transmedia work “Web Derive 01” by Transeuntis Mundi Project. Our resident composer Cândida Borges is the co-author of this work along with Colombian artist Gabriel Mário Velez. The word is developed in our Music and Technology series of studies. The exhibition is sponsored by the Cultural […]

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Featured Artist: Robert Fraher

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      In-Depth: Artist and Professor Robert Fraher Reflects on his Work in Brazil Featured artist Robert Fraher was a resident artist in the IBOC Brasilia program. Check article about Residency in The Rio Times. In the words of the artist: During my ten-day artist residency with the International Brazilian Opera Company, I enjoyed […]

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Oct 4: Classical Music and Brazilian Jam Session!

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The International Brazilian Opera Company presents selections from classical strings and piano repertoire. A reception with a jam session featuring the IBOC Band and friends will follow the concert, with drinks  generously sponsored by “Novo Fogo.” Saint John’s-in-the-Village Church 218 W 11th St. New York, New York 10014 October 4th, 2019. 8:00pm – 11:30pm Admission: […]

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NY Times, Graphis and Brasilia! Celebrating IBOC Visual Arts.

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Bengt Gomér, just received a rave review in The New York Times for directing Bluebeard and Erwartung with the New York Philharmonic, by “the fearful” Anthony Tommasini: “Every aspect of the program was impressive” Bengt Gomér has been a long time IBOC collaborator and the dramaturge for The Seventh Seal, an opera by João MacDowell, […]

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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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