The Austrian String Quintet in Rio

7 October 2016

VIENNA CHAMBER SYMPHONY 

Viena-ChaberOn October 25th at 09:00 pm, Teatro Bradesco will receive on their stage the string quintet from Austria.

The quintet was formed in 2006 during the “Year of Mozart” and the group was born from the meeting of musicians from the very first level, based in Vienna, together with the common goal of merging their individuals artistic experiences with a unique and compelling design. Their philosophy is to make music with the highest level of joy, innovation and tradition.

The String Quintet Vienna Chamber Symphony (Wiener Kammersymphonie) started in Spain with concerts dedicated to Mozart, the genius of Salzburg.

Then, they presented a project dedicated to Austrian composers who were contemporaries of Mozart and with the intention of showing that they were opened to any kind of merger with other artistic expressions, they carried out in the “Umbria Music Festival”, crossover projects, fusing pure Viennese classicism with influences from hip-hop dance.

They have performed at the Ravello Festival (Italy), Alba Musicfestival (Italy) and MusicFest Side (Turkey), among others where their concerts were appreciated by audiences and critics, who consider them the best, ever.

On their presentation in Rio they will play W. A. Mozart, E. W. Korngold – Maerchenbilder and L. v. Beethoven

Inauguration of the largest marine aquarium in South America

27 September 2016

AquaRio

14316922_1059036850883103_7308535750347032497_nAfter several delays on the initial schedule, finally, on November 9th, 2016   AquaRio will be inaugurated.

The Marine Rio Aquarium is being built in the port area in a five-story building in the new Avenida Binario. It is the only cultural enterprise of “Porto Maravilha” fully implemented with private funds.

The space is being appointed as the largest aquarium in South America and   has 26 thousand square meters and 28 tanks that together comprise 4.5 million liters of salt water and will have more than 3,000 marine animals of 300 species.20150219_CO_POR_VLT_LV-7015-1599x900-600x338

When it opens, the AquaRio expects to receive up to ten thousand visitors on weekends and about two thousand on weekdays.

The aquarium was designed to become a leisure and entertainment center but with a focus on quality environmental education, serious scientific research and biodiversity conservation strategies.

Sales of tickets started from September 19th with prices ranging from R $ 60 to R $ 360 and visitors can opt for individual or family tickets.

The anticipated passes will be sold only online, with promotional prices until 31 October 31st and guarantee unlimited visits for a year with the right to exclusive access, early visitation in half an hour before opening to the public, priority booking of extra activities in the space and 10% discount on food, beverages, shopping in the store and the parking lot.

Payments can be made by credit card up to six times without interest, provided that the minimum share is R $ 60.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Jazz pianist in Rio

22 September 2016

The exuberance at Jazz All Nights 

Olympics and Paralympics are over and Rio is back to normal again and is time to come back to my followers, readers and clients to keep informing them about the good events that is going on in Rio de Janeiro.

Let’s still start with September…

hiromi_5_photo_by_muga_miyahara_wide-7c96d5c4734fa053f2e4a76a107354903130be91-s1000-c85Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro will be hosting on September 25th at 7:00pm the audacious and extraordinary Hiromi Uehara.

She is one of the best Japanese pianist and Jazz composer. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions.

Hiromi started learning classical piano at age five, and was later introduced to jazz by her piano teacher Noriko Hikida but she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts who lead her to  sign a contract with the jazz label Telarc before her graduation.

Since her debut in 2003, Hiromi has toured the world and appeared in numerous jazz festivals. She performed at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 2009, at the Paris Olympia on April 2010, and toured in the summer of 2010 with the Stanley Clarke Band with whom she won the Grammy in 2011 of the best Jazz album.

Now it is the time for Rio audience to check out this great artist with her vibrant energy, turning every performance into an unforgettable show.

 

Queen Forever

14 May 2016

The Show Must Go On

queenThe Argentinian band,  Dios Salve a la Reina was formed in 1998 by Argentine Pablo Padin (vocals), Francisco Calgaro (guitar), Ezequiel Tybalt (bass) and Matias Albornoz (drums) and on the presentation of their new show for their world tour in 2015, “THE SHOW MUST GO ON”,  the band met the best classics of the Queen in a thrilling show. diossalvealareina

The show  was considered by the Rolling Stones magazine as the best and the most dedicated tribute to the Queen. The band wanders through classics like Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, among others. The band features songs of all times, without any play back feature, carefully respecting the original arrangements.

The band “Dios Salve a la Reina”, will be performing on the stage of Teatro Bradesco at Village Mall on June 22nd at 9:00 pm

Jazz in Rio

30 March 2016

Brazil Jazz Fest

Herbie-Wayne-e1458779539214On April 2nd and 3rd Vivo Rio is receiving on its stage the  31st Edition of the Brazil Jazz Fest, the most traditional and important Jazz event in South America .

The festival will happen simultaneously in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and the people will have the chance to enjoy the show of the pianist Herbie Hancock and the saxophonist Wayne Shorter from the former Miles Davis’ quintet and  Kneebody instrumental quintet & Daedelus  instrumenta, the Anouar Brahem Quartet, Hamilton de Holanda quintet  and the drummer and composer Antonio Sanches and his Migration group.

If you are a jazz fan, going to the festival is a must.

 

Happy New Year!! / Feliz Ano Novo !!

30 December 2015

To All of You/ Para todos vocês

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que mereça este nome,
vocês, meus caros, tem de merecê-lo,
tem de fazê-lo novo, eu sei que não é fácil,
mas tente, experimente, consciente.
É dentro de você que o Ano Novo
cochila e espera desde sempre.
(Carlos Drummond de Andrade)

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To win a New Year
to worth the name,
You, my dear,  must earn it,
have to do it again, I know it’s not easy,
but try, try, consciously.
It is within you that the New Year
dozes off and waits since ever.
(Carlos Drummond de Andrade)

Happy New Year to you all !!!

M/V TITANIC will be back to the seas

2 August 2015

50,000 people are interested on its maiden voyage

You read that right. A replica of the Titanic which sank in 1912 will be, once again, crossing the seas very soon.

images (6)The original Titanic was built to be the largest and most modern ocean liner of the 20th century but his first trip was tragically cut short in the early hours of April 15th, 1912 when the ship crashed into an iceberg and sank killing 1495 passengers from the 2200 onboard .

The Titanic 2 will return to the seas between July and September 2016, 104 years after the tragic fate of its first trip.

The new Titanic is ready to receive 2400 passengers onboard and its route will be the same as the previous ship. From Southampton in England to New York in the United States.

The new Titanic  has similar characteristics  to the original one.  270 meters lenght, 53 meters high, 45 meters width and 40,000 tons of deadweight.

This time the security is the main focus and countless tests are being made to ensure the seaworthiness of the ship. To meet the nautical laws, the lifeboats are super modern and will cater to all passengers and crew.

The ship is being built in China and was designed to be an almost exact replica of the original one. It will have a luxury service aboard . The stairs on the main deck will be a copy of the one built 100 years ago and  the glamor will mark the first-class cabins whose decoration is inspired by the Louis XVI and Renaissance times  with modern touch as air conditioning and internet.images (4)

The third class cabins are more modest and will have the furniture like those used in 1916 but the restrictions among the passengers will be not as severe.

Another highlight of the new ship, will be a replica, only for visitation, of the Marconi room where was the communication sector on the previous Titanic whose equipment became obsolete for today.

Let’s wait for the new Titanic 2!

Tribute to Rio de Janeiro – 450 years

10 June 2015

MPB and JAZZ music – “Rio Sinfônico”

11406729_963733303682064_5352099434265889021_nThe MPB & JAZZ 2015 – “Rio Sinfônico” is an orchestral  concert that will be held at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, on June 13th at 08 pm, with Jards Macalé, Moyseis Marques Silva and Robertinho Marcos Suzano, as special  guest soloists.

The script of this show is a sentimental journey through the city of Rio de Janeiro visiting  its music through a space look, seen from above. It is a mixture of  the musical history and geography of Rio.

Rio as one of the strongest pillars of the Brazilian music, created rhythms and movements, mixed influences that reverberated in the world as one of the most original tracks and respected in the world.

The show, which has the participation of Petrobras Symphonic  Orchestra also celebrates the longevity of one of the most important music projects in Brazil, approaching every year the popular to the symphonic, calling the attention of a new audience.

TO THE ONES WHO LOVE TENNIS

8 February 2015

Rio Open 2015

imagesFrom February 16th up to the 22nd , Jockey Club Brasileiro will be hosting the biggest tennis  tournament  in South America.
In its second edition, this year the competition will offer one more clay court making a total of  nine. One of which, the central stadium with capacity for 6,200 people. In addition to games, there will be an interactive area, Leblon Boulevard, with several attractions for the public, stands, shops and a food court. The organization expects one public over 50 thousand people present.NADAL CAMPEAO_4884

Rio Open presented by Claro is the only tournament in South America to simultaneously gather a stage of the ATP World Tour 500 and WTA International.

Tickets are being sold at www.tudus.com.br with prices ranging from R$ 25.00 to R$ 510.00. Sales will be made online only and will not be charged a convenience fee.

To learn more about the competition you have to go to http://www.rioopen.com/

 

More Art at Pier Maua

8 September 2014

4th Edition of Art Rio 

download (5)The largest art fair in Latin America, ArtRio 2014 will happen  from September 11th – 14th, at Pier Maua,  the visual arts fair will mingle  collectors, gallerists, curators and artists to see and buy  pieces of art  of 100 galleries and  2000 works of artists from 14 countries. The event  will will occupy  20 thousand square meters in five  different warehouses.

It is also part of the program a series of lectures on art collecting .

The show is divided into four different programs: Panorama (national and foreign galleries with operations established in the market), Vista (young galleries with experimental curatorial project), Lupa (space for works of great unpublished scale developed to the Exposition) and Solo (invited artists curators Julieta Gonzalez and Pablo Leon de la Barra, which this year, selected works that explore the materiality of concrete).

The ArtRio 2014 opens Thursday (11) to Saturday (14), from 1 pm to 9 pm and on Sunday from 1 pm to 8 pm. The ticket costs R $ 30 – full price.  Since the event does not offer own parking, there will be exclusively  transportation from  Cinelândia to Maua Square, from 12:30 pm  to 10 pm.

 

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