Burle Marx and the New York Botanical Garden

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 the genuine sound of Brazilian choro music with Choro das 3.

Choro das 3 has been reviving the traditional Choro, an instrumental Brazilian Music from the 19th century that has some resonance with New Orleans jazz/ragtime, as well as bluegrass music in the US. The term “choro“  refers to the weeping sounds of the solo instrument, more commonly a flute or clarinet, although the rhythm is often joyous and fast.

A group formed by three sisters and their father, Choro das 3 started to play as a band in 2003. Corina plays flute and piccolo. Lia plays 7-string guitar. Elisa plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano. Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine).

Friday, June 7th, 7 pm: Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street)

Tickets $10

Choro das 3: Celebrating the Legacy of Roberto Burle Marx

BOC will be giving a series of concerts in support of the NYBG exhibition on Roberto Burle Marx, featuring artists from the IBOC Extraordinary Ability Career Program.

Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art: Saturday, June 8, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94) was a force of nature in Brazil—through his bold landscapes, vibrant art, and passionate commitment to plant conservation.

IBOC will be performing the following dates:

Saturday, July 20th, 2019
O Kwarteto – String Ensemble

Saturday, August 17, 2019
The IBOC Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Saturday, September 21, 2019
João MacDowell – Bossa Nova Solo