A place for grassroots community music and storytelling, showcasing our neighborhood and curated with a global vision in partnership with the W.111th Street-based non-profits, W.111th Street Block Association, and the International Brazilian Opera Company. One Saturday a month from July to October on Amsterdam Avenue at W.111th Street, Kimera Festival embraces NYC Open Streets and is free and outdoors. Mark your calendars for July 15, August 19, September 23, and October 28.
ALIGN MONEY & VALUES. BRAZILIAN BRANDS IN NYC: Marketing Strategies in Arts + Culture Education + Community: May 24 Join us for an interactive discussion and cocktail reception celebrating the relationship between businesses and art institutions promoting Brazilian art and culture in New York City. Our panelists will explore their relationships with businesses and art institutions / artists – and […]
The 2023 Composition Workshop by João MacDowell at the Instituto Casa Nobre in Guarda do Embaú, Santa Catarina, has produced some remarkable works from participating composers. The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) and Sétimo Selo Produções are presenting these works to the public, including pieces by Jorge Vieira, Dan Librelato, Natalia Varaschin, Johanna Hischler, and Gustavo Kramer. Their works range from classic styles to contemporary harmonization, showcasing the composers’ diverse talents. This workshop is a chance to witness their creativity firsthand, and the IBOC is excited to support these talented composers and share their music with audiences globally.
The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) has been making waves in the world of opera, and its recent mention in The New York Times article about the Luxuny Atelier and its operatic performances has only served to highlight its excellence. The IBOC was founded in 2013 by the Brazilian composer and conductor João MacDowell with […]
A thrilling evening of music, humor, and show-stopping performances with “Cabaret: A Night with Davinia” this May! Presented by the talented Davinia Rodriguez, this cabaret promises to be a night like no other, filled with enchanting melodies, dynamic choreography, and plenty of laughs.
The excitement is palpable as Davinia and her team prepare to take the stage on May 18th, bringing their unique blend of musical styles and dazzling stage presence to the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Audiences can expect to be swept away on a musical journey that encompasses everything from jazz to pop to Broadway classics, all delivered with Davinia’s signature flair and passion.
GUARDA DO EMBAÚ, SANTA CATARINA – Music lovers are in for a treat as talented pianist Sam Machado releases a stunning new video featuring selections from João MacDowell’s “Preludes and Fugues”. This unique performance was recorded live at Instituto Casa Nobre on March 25th, 2023, and showcases Machado’s exceptional skills in interpreting complex and polyharmonic […]
Masterclasse de Composição – Popular e EruditaComposition Masterclass – Popular and Erudite João MacDowell Piano: Sam Machado 2023 – Casa Nobre – Guarda do Embau – Santa Catarina 20 a 24 de marçoMarch 20th to 24th 25 de marçø Sábado/Saturday: Concerto de Sam Machado: Premiere de uma seleção do livro de Prelúdios e Fugas de […]
Opera of Hope or Opera of the Oppressed is a practice with strategies to produce operatic events that engage the community, serve as a secular ritual of transformation, and help reframe historical conflicts of oppression. This practice derives from the educational philosophy expressed in the books: “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and “Pedagogy of Hope” by Paulo Freire.
A imaginação é a fonte da liberdade. Opera do Oprimido ou Ópera da Esperança é uma abordagem prática com estratégias para produzir eventos operísticos que têm o potencial de envolver a comunidade, servir como um ritual secular de transformação e ajudar a ressignificar conflitos culturais históricos de opressão.Essa prática é derivada diretamente da filosofia educacional de inclusão expressa nos livros: “Pedagogia do Oprimido” e “Pedagogia da Esperança” de Paulo Freire. No Brasil faz mais sentido dizer Ópera do Oprimido, por nossa relação histórica com o tema. Em países ricos surte mais efeito focar na Esperança.
Arilda Costa McClive for The Brazilian Times, NY December 20, 2022 International Brazilian Opera Company: sheer success in Gala event IBOC DREAM: A showcase for dreamers. New York, NY – The International Brazilian Opera Company held a benefit cocktail hour featuring contemporary opera, jazz, and pop on December 6 at the Luxuny Atelier, (80 W […]