Choro das 3: Celebrating the Legacy of Roberto Burle Marx
Presented by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York
Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
On the eve of the opening of Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition on a towering figure of Brazilian modernism, we celebrate the artistic energy of Burle Marx and the genuine sound of Brazilian choro music with Choro das 3.
Choro das 3 has been reviving the traditional Choro, an instrumental Brazilian Music from the 19th century that has some resonance with New Orleans jazz/ragtime, as well as bluegrass music in the US. The term “choro“ refers to the weeping sounds of the solo instrument, more commonly a flute or clarinet, although the rhythm is often joyous and fast.
A group formed by three sisters and their father, Choro das 3 started to play as a band in 2003. Corina plays flute and piccolo. Lia plays 7-string guitar. Elisa plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano. Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine). Over the years, this charismatic family has become an “ambassador” for choro music abroad, especially in the US, where they spend the summer on the road from coast to coast, performing and teaching workshops. Besides playing good music, they are great at sharing some background information about the tunes and the composers.
This special evening will evoke timeless melodies of Rio de Janeiro, the city where Burle Marx spent most of his life and whose lush nature inspired his work.
With the support off:
New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), New York Classical Guitar Society (NYCGS), Hélio Campos, Som do Brasil (WKCR), Brazil Foundation, International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC), Brazilian Society at Columbia (BRS).