Choro Performance April 24

For only the second time in its 38-year history, Centrum presents a performance in one of the most Choro_famoso_300 intriguing forms of music in the world: Brazilian choro music. Join us for a special performance on Saturday, April 24, at 7:30 pm at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater.

Choro, a high-energy music that emerged in Brazil in the middle of the nineteenth century, is a close cousin of jazz.

"The Brazilian musical style of choro represents the coming together of European  traditions with African rhythms and sensibilities," says mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall. "The way this came together in Brazil is particularly exciting. The Portuguese and Italian influence pins a strong romantic feeling to the swinging melodies."

The April 24 concert features Marshall, mandolin; Andy Connell, clarinet and saxophone; Colin Walker, 7-string guitar; and Brian Rice, percussion. Tickets are available online, as well as at the door beginning a half-hour prior to the 7:30 start time.