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Opera Composition – The Mezzo Voice – Fall 2024

Posted Posted in Brazilian Opera, contemporary opera, New Music, New Songs, Performance Art, Song, Songwriters

Professor: João MacDowell Mezzo-Soprano: Ema Mitrović The International Brazilian Opera Institute offers a contemporary opera composition course. The class will focus on: Students should develop skills in melodic writing, text editing for voice, harmonic development, rhythmic frame, large and expansive form, notation standards, software strategies for organization of large scores, techniques for remote recording and […]

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

Posted Posted in Brazilian Opera, Brazilian Symphonic Music, Indigenous music, New Music, New Songs, Performance Art, Song, Songwriters

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 […]

Opera Composition Workshop in Brazil

Posted Posted in Brazilian Opera, Brazilian Symphonic Music, Concert, contemporary opera, New Music, New Songs, Song, Songwriters

The International Brazilian Opera Institute is offering 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 sound of whale songs—a unique experience in one of Brazil’s most beautiful natural environments. […]

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 […]

Seeding New Operas – Online Recital 2023

Posted Posted in Brazilian Opera, contemporary opera, New Music, New Songs, Performance Art

Over the last term, four new composers successfully completed the first stage in the opera composition workshop under mentorship by IBOC’s Artistic Director João MacDowell. The requirements for the work include: 1 – Pitching an idea for a work that can be engaging and meaningful to a contemporary opera company. 2 – Developing a dramatic […]

Nov 28: Florencia en el Amazonas and The Seventh Seal – Recital and talk

Posted Posted in Brazilian Opera, Concert, contemporary opera, New Music

Florencia en el Amazonas and The Seventh Seal Join us for a conversation and performance of selections from Daniel Catán’s opera alongside music by João MacDowell. NOVEMBER 28, 2023 7 to 8:30 pm ETAMERICAS SOCIETY 680 Park Avenue New York Overview On November 28, the Americas Society will host this free event in person. Please register […]

Composition Immersion in Brazil

Posted Posted in Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Opera, Brazilian Symphonic Music, Concert, contemporary opera, Indigenous music, New Music, New Songs, Performance Art, Songwriters

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.”

Posted Posted in African-American, Back music, Brazilian Opera, Concert, New Music

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.