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UNT College of Music’s Festival Brasileiro

UNT College of Music’s Festival Brasileiro

UNT College of Music’s Festival Brasileiro
September 24
10:30 2013

Mariana Viana / Intern

UNT’s College of Music will host Festival Brasileiro, a five-day music festival that begins today and finishes Saturday night.

Trio Vientos Tejanos, a group made up of faculty members James Ryon, Kimberly Cole Luevano and Kathleen Reynolds, planned Festival Brasileiro. Over the course of five days will be concerts of Brazilian classical, jazz and traditional music.

“We decided to create exchange concerts between UNT and the various organizations we’ve worked with in Brazil in the past,” oboe professor James Ryon said. “I’ve been going to Brazil to play and work for the past 23 years and both Kim and I really enjoy working with our Brazilian colleagues when we travel to Brazil. We look forward to having some of them visit UNT and bring their talents to the College of Music.”

At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, a concert will take place off campus at Sweetwater Bar and Grill, 115 S. Elm St. All the other events will be on campus at Voertman Hall, Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater or Winspear Hall.

“It is a unique opportunity to show the Brazilian music played by good artists,” Brazilian music doctoral candidate Lucas Borges said. “Guilherme Ripper, one of the exponents of Brazilian classical music, will come from Brasilia and show that Brazilian music is beyond its stereotypes.”

Borges will be playing trombone at the Student Concert of Brazilian Piano & Chamber Music, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Voertman Hall.

Rafaele Schuelke, a member of the Brazilian Student Association, is planning on going to the festival with Peter Schuelke, her husband, who is a UNT ESL professor.

“I hope I can listen and show to Americans and people from other nationalities good classic and samba music,” Rafaela Schuelke said.

All concerts can be watched live at and for a full list of events, visit

Faculty wind quintet, Quinteto UnB from the University of Brasilia is performing Friday in Voertman Hall at 8pm. -Feature photo courtesy of Rômulo Juracy

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