Imersão em Composição na Guarda do Embau – O Canto da Baleia

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O Instituto Educacional da Companhia Internacional de Ópera Brasileira está oferecendo oficina de curso de composição de ópera contemporânea em parceria com o Instituto Cultural Casa Nobre da Guarda do Embaú, Santa Catarina. Desfrute de um curso imersivo com acesso a pianos de cauda de última geração enquanto acorda ao som do canto das baleias […]

An Unforgettable Night of Music with Davinia and the IBOCA Band at The Baretto Jazz Club

Posted Posted in Brazilian Jazz, dance, New Songs, Party, Song, Songwriters

New York, NY – Immerse yourself in an evening of enchanting melodies as Davinia and the IBOCA Band grace the stage this Friday at The Baretto Jazz Club at the luxurious Fasano Hotel. From 8:30 pm to 12:15 AM, attendees will be treated to a musical journey led by the talented ensemble from the International […]

Composition Immersion in Brazil

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The International Brazilian Opera Institute offers a contemporary opera composition course workshop in partnership with the Cultural Institute Casa Nobre at Guarda do Embaú, Santa Catarina.  Enjoy an immersive course with access to state-of-the-art grand pianos while waking up to the ocean’s sound and the whales’ songs. A life-changing experience in one of the most […]

INAUGURAL KIMERA FESTIVAL – HYPERLOCAL AND OMNICULTURAL

Posted Posted in African-American, Back music, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Opera, Concert, contemporary opera, New Music, New Songs, Party, Performance Art, Song, Songwriters, visual arts

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. 

Sam Machado plays João MacDowell: selections from “Preludes and Fugues.”

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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 […]

Photo: Athena Azevedo: André Kaires como Flagelante em "O Sétimo Selo". Ilhabela, SP. 2018.

Opera of Hope

Posted Posted in African-American, Brazilian Opera, contemporary opera, Indigenous music, New Music

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.

Ópera do Oprimido

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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.

Interview: Marcello Dantas, visual curator for OSESP

Posted Posted in Brazilian Symphonic Music, Carnegie Hall, chorus, Concert, New Music, Performance Art, visual arts

Athena Azevedo – Executive Director of IBOC – interviews Marcello Dantas – visual curator for the Amazon Concert by the Sao Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra, this October 15th at Carnegie hall, NYC. More info: https://www.iboc.nyc/saopaulostatesymphonyorchestra   The São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra – OSESP will perform four concerts in the United States on its first […]

Academia Claude Brendel Brasilia

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Academia Claude Brendel Brasilia In partnership with the International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) and our local affiliate, Sétimo Selo Produções Artisticas, the Alliance Française de Brasilia welcomes, from July 3 to 15, 2022, the Academia Claude Brendel. For the third consecutive year since its creation in 2019, this festival focuses on training composers, conductors, and […]