Berkeley Festival of Choro Presents a Night of Choro with Choro Das 3, Amilton Godoy y Léa Freire, and the Berkeley Choro Ensemble

Berkeley Festival of Choro Presents a Night of Choro with Choro Das 3, Amilton Godoy y Léa Freire, and the Berkeley Choro Ensemble

Wednesday, October 25th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 ADV / $26 DOOR

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Choro Das 3
Choro Das 3
Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental music band of three sisters and their father. Corina plays flute and piccolo, Lia plays acoustic 7 string guitar, Elisa plays mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano and Eduardo plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine).

Their appearances at Mike Marshall and David Grisman's Mandolin Symposium led Marshall to say that Choro das 3 plays ". . . some of the most inspired and inspiring music . . . the highest level of musicianship and presentation . . . the highest quality of Brazilian Choro music that can be heard any place today."
Amilton Godoy y Léa Freire
Amilton Godoy y Léa Freire
Pianist Amilton Godoy’s contribution to Brazilian music has been remarkable and ongoing since founding the influential Zimbo Trio in 1964; at age 76 he is playing with the energy of a teenager (a very experienced one!) Léa Freire is one of the major voices of her generation, both as a flutist and as a composer.
Berkeley Choro Ensemble
Berkeley Choro Ensemble
The Berkeley Choro Ensemble (pronounced "shoro"), is a group of world-class musicians from the SF Bay Area that made its debut in January, 2010, at the Berkeley Public Library. The group celebrates the music, culture and history of Brazil, with a special emphasis on the Choro genre, a style of music which emerged in the 1800's in Brazil, fusing the music of Brazil's European immigrants and the native music of Brazil's indigenous and African-Brazilian population. In particular, the choro sound is somewhat akin to a combination of European classical music, ragtime, and blues. Historically, the choro style influenced Brazil's most famous classical composer, Heitor Villa Lobos, to compose some of the world's most hauntingly beautiful music, the Bachianas Brasileiras.