II Symposium: Brazilian Identity in Concert Music

Idealized and organized by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Conductor Cinthia Alireti


The II Symposium: Brazilian Identity in Concert Music  (II Simpósio: Identidade Brasileira na Música de Concerto) is presented by the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra (OSU/CIDDIC). The event seeks to reflect on the different Brazilianness of national concert music and the paths for its dissemination.

The event will be divided into lectures and discussion tables involving the following perspectives:

• Studies in musicology and theory of Brazilian concert music
• Origins, culture and national materials
• Promotion and dissemination strategies for the national repertoire
• Questions about the creation and performance of Brazilian vocal and instrumental music

OCTOBER 26 and 27, 2021, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The II Symposium “The Brazilian Identity in Concert Music” will be available online, held on the Zoom platform and simultaneously broadcast on the OSU YouTube.  




10:00 – 11:00 am – LECTURE 1: Ernesto Nazareth – between the erudite and the popular.
By Prof. Dr. Cacá Machado.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f-R-Ro6kpw&feature=youtu.be


11:30 am – 12:30 pm – DEBATE 1: “Ingredients” and Identity.
What are the resources – sound, conceptual, physical, virtual, human, etc. – used in the creation of Brazilian concert music? And in what sense can “ingredients” create connections that go beyond the confines of concert halls?
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Denise Hortência Garcia
Guests: Prof. Dr. Jônatas Manzolli, Conductor and Composer Dr. Antônio Borges-Cunha, Composer and Prof. Rodrigo Lima, Composer Silvia de Lucca

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmiYwYMEmns


2:30 – 3:30 pm – DEBATE 2: Brazilian Portuguese sound.
How is the vocal sound constructed in the Brazilian choral and lyrical repertoire? How does popular and folk music affect the interpretation of concert vocal music?
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Angelo José Fernandes
Guests: Maestra Nailse Machado, Conductor Isabela Sekeff, Soprano Juliana Starling, Malú Mestrinho

Link: https://youtu.be/V2tucrYGIk8


4:00 – 5:00 pm – LECTURE 2: Percussion in the Brazilian repertoire.
By Prof. Dr. Fernando Hashimoto
Link: https://youtu.be/BJma3_hWFLI


5:30 – 6:30 pm – DEBATE 3: The Other Musics of Brazil.
What are the initiatives that promote the sustainability of Brazilian concert music? How is it possible to encourage cultural diversity and, at the same time, foster links with the current audience?
Moderation: Maestrina Cinthia Alireti.
Guests: Mrs. Ana Flávia Cabral Souza Leite, Prof. Fabio Cury, Conductor Rubens Russomanno Ricciardi, Conductor Abel Rocha.

Link: https://youtu.be/SF_e9Ifh5e8





10:00 – 11:00 am – LECTURE 3: Music and Culture in Maranhão. Prof. Dr. Antonio Francisco de Sales Padilha

Link: https://youtu.be/MJ1g4gWPMJE


11:30 am – 12:30 pm– DEBATE 4: Creative Market.
What are the current difficulties and needs in the area of music creation? How does music education contribute to the insertion of creative professionals in the musical environment? What are the trends in this market in Brazil?
Moderation: Maestrina Cinthia Alireti / Ivenise Nitchepurenco
Guests: Composer Alexandre Guerra, Composer João MacDowell, guitarist and arranger Paulo Aragão, Prof. Paulo Zuben.

Link: https://youtu.be/cNP2HSU3jJ4


2:30 – 3:30 pm – LECTURE 4: Diversity of Brazilian musical heritage and its applications in concert music.
By Prof. Paulo Castagna

Link: https://youtu.be/6kCIBcNhi7I


4:00 – 5:00 pm – INTERVIEW with Clarice Assad.
Moderation: Maestrina Cinthia Alireti / Prof. Dr. Paulo Tiné.

Link: https://youtu.be/SwHIlRCAqts

5:30 – 6:30 pm – DEBATE 5: Brazilian opera.
What are the stories that inspire national productions? How does the contemporary opera market work? How does this genre change to stay current?
Moderation: Maestrina Cinthia Alireti / João Luis Sampaio
Guests: Maestro Gabriel Rhein-Schirato, Journalist João Luiz Sampaio, Prof. Dr. Leonardo Martinelli, director Livia Sabag.

Link: https://youtu.be/t2-lAkg_wVg


7:00 pm – “Virtual” CONCERT by OSU musicians.

Link: https://youtu.be/IObdT2b0XFY

IBOC resident composer and artistic director João MacDowell will take part in the Creative Market debate, Wed. Oct. 27th, 11:30 am. A theme from the composer’s First Symphony, recorded by the Unicamp Symphonic Orchestra can be heard in the opening videos for the Symposium.