Brazilian choro music to be featured at June 16 concert
A festive concert of Brazilian choro music will be performed on Friday, June 16, in Elmhurst. Choro is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre, which originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro. It's characterized by beautiful melodic lines, sophisticated chord progressions and a joyful, festive sensibility.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the north lawn of York High School, off Elm Park Avenue in Elmhurst.
Previous to the concert, musicians from York Community High School and Elmhurst University are part of a weeklong cultural immersion, giving the students the opportunity to learn about and play choro music under the musicianship and instruction of Julie Koidin, director for the York High School Choro Project; Vitor Gonçalves, music director for York High School Choro Project; and Dedé Sampaio, percussion teacher for the York High School Choro Project.
The choro music residency and culminating concert is made possible by funding provided by the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago, The Hees Family Fund, and the York Music Boosters Organization.
The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
In case of rain, the concert will be move to the York High School auditorium.
For more information, visit york.elmhurst205.org.