by João MacDowell After reading the US reviews of the Met premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas, I feel compelled to write a review of the reviews. When Anglo-Saxon critics experience Latin American works, they often display their lack of knowledge about the history and context of the development of Latin American culture and the […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
For Immediate Release: November 28, 2022 Contact: email@example.com New York City, NY – Davinia Pace hosts her first cabaret show, “A Night with Davinia and Friends.” The star singer-actress is writing, directing, and producing this one-night-only event on Thursday, December 8, at the historic Laurie Beechman Theatre. Doors open at 9 pm. (web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/11188432) It […]
SAMBA IN BROOKLYN, BOSSA NOVA IN THE PARK; JAZZ ON THE STREET!
Opera Composition Workshop – Fall 2021 IBOC Institute presents three operatic works developed under the guidance of Artistic Director João MacDowell and Vocal Director Roberta Prada, by the composers: Nathaniel Corthell (USA), SiHyum Uhm (South Korea), and Tyler Zwink (USA). Nathaniel Corthell.Tomorrow from the operaToday’s Tomorrow(work in progress) Baritone: Muir InglissPiano: Tomomi Sato SiHyum Uhm […]
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. […]