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Registration for 2014 Choro is Now Open

Registration for 2014 Choro is Now Open

Explore the interplay between European melodic and harmonic traditions and African rhythms and sensibilities at Choro: The Sweet Lament of Brazilian Music, April 30-May 4, 2014. The popular Centrum workshop brings together musicians from Brazil and America for a long weekend of jamming and camaraderie at Fort Worden State Park. Visit our Choro section to


Anat Cohen and Dudu Maia Headline April 6 Choro Performance

Genre-spanning clarinetist Anat Cohen will make her first-ever appearance in Port Townsend on April 6, 2013 for a spirited performance of Choro, along with renowned mandolinist Dudu Maia, 7- string guitar virtuoso Henrique Neto,  percussionist Alexandre Lora , and composer/pianist Jovino Santos Neto. The performance at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater begins at 7:30pm, and Centrum will provide free parking passes at


Tickets on Sale for April 6 Choro Performance

Tickets are now on sale for Centrum’s April 6, 2013 Choro performance at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater. The show begins at 7:30pm, and Centrum will provide free parking passes at the Fort Worden entrance gate. Reserve tickets to the 4/6/13 show. Choro is the lively and engaging street music of Brazil that pre-dates the

Anat Cohen

Anat Cohen: Music as a Celebration

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as 2012’s Multi-Reeds Player of the Year, Anat will be coming to Centrum two different times in 2013. She’ll be part of our popular Choro


World Premiere of ‘Winter Choro’ by Jovino Santos-Neto

Enjoy this video, courtesy of Al Bergstein and Mountainstone Productions, that features the world premiere of Jovino Santos-Neto’s three-part “Winter Choro” that was premiered by the composer at the faculty concert of Centrum’s Choro workshop in April of 2012. Jovino, an accomplished pianist/flutist/accordionist is one of Brazil’s greatest composers and is a member of the


Enjoy An Evening of Spirited Brazilian Choro Music

This post refers to a completed concert. Visit for information on the current year’s offerings. — Choro returns to Centrum! Come enjoy this lively and engaging concert on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, beginning at 7:30 pm. Choro is the spirited Brazilian street music that pre-dates the