This week: Orquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp


I am very happy to be in Campinas this week for performances of my Symphony n.1 – Um Sonho Brasileiro.

The Orquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp is a professional orquestra dedicated to the performance of works documented by the CIDDIC (Centro de Integração Documentação e Difusão Cultural da UniCamp.) The institution has received a number of prizes for being the most relevant collections of Brazilian Contemporary Music in the world today. The OSUC is notorious for bringing to life new work of living composers in virtuosic ensemble performances.

I can say that these musicians are truly passionate about their job and conductor Cinthia Alirete brings a powerful and knowledgeable interpretation out of the group.


• 09/04 no Teatro Castro Mendes em Campinas – 20hs

• 10/04 na Casa do Lago (Unicamp). 19hs

Campinas, São Paulo – Brazil

Please let your friends from Sao Paulo know about this.


Today in the press:

G1 – Globo

Jornal de Campinas


Jornal de Vinhedo

Carta Campinas

Shows Campinas

Entre Sons

Destak Jornal

Kleber Patricio

Canal 8

Metro Brasil – Campinas 

Correio Popular

Screenshot 2014-04-07 09.33.29


Symphony in Campinas – Sao Paulo

- Thank you all for the wonderful support you have been providing!
- Agradeço a todos pelo lindo apoio!

Next week the Symphony N.1 – Um Sonho Brasileiro will be performed in Campinas:

Orquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp conducted by Cinthia Alireti:


03/04 Auditório do Departamento do Medicina da UniCamp.

• 09/04 no Teatro Castro Mendes em Campinas

• 10/04 na Casa do Lago (Unicamp). 

Campinas, São Paulo – Brazil

Please let your friends from Sao Paulo know about this.

It’s been a hectic couple of months.

We premiered the International Brazilian Opera (iBoc) with scenes from four operas in New York. These concerts included scenes from Tamandua and from my third opera Cries and Whispers. We also had scenes from new operas by composers Thiago Tiberio and Luigi Porto.

A week later I had my first Symphony premiered in the capital of Brazil.

Both events turned out to be large and emotional: a grand set of singers and a tight instrumental ensemble in NY, and then a powerful performance by the musicians of the  National Theater Symphonic Orchestra (OSTNCS), conducted by Claudio Cohen.

We will be posting videos from all of these performances soon, just be patient with our post-production time.


Veja Brasilia


Documentary Available online!

Director Mario Salimon made the documentary “Parece Que Exito” available on youtube today! This film won Best Film and Best Soundtrack on the Brasilia Film Festival 2012, Mostra Brasilia. Check it out.

Featuring: Cila MacDowell, Claudia Otero, Flama Mossri, Mauricio Lagos,Mauro Giuntini, Jeremy Lamb, Uka Gameiro, Daniel Smith, Jeremy Brauner, Mia Pafumi, Alex Houser, Micha Haran, Kimberly Prins Moeller, Paige Sandusky,Brittany Silver, Abby Powell, Claudio Mascarenhas, Guto Bittencourt, Amy Buckley, Jorge Amorim, Cascão, Joao Rochael Alcantara, Gabriel Thomaz,Pedro Hiena, Dedé, Paulo Paulista, Paulo Coelho Avila, Patrick Grosner, Ricardo Junqueira, Nick El-moor, Cesar Mendes, and more.


Agenda for March and April!

Lots of performances of new music coming up:


iBoc – International Brazilian Opera company Debut.

March 7&8th – New York City

Baruch’s Engelman Recital Hall. 8pm

Tickets available at: brazilianopera.peatix.com


We will be presenting scenes from 4 operas from 3 living composers! Including our favorite arias from Tamanduá and the premiere of a section from my third opera: Cries and Whispers (Gritos e Sussurros). We will also have premiers by the great composers Thiago Tiberio and Luigi Porto. Presenting a cast of 11 solo singers and our Brazilian Chorus: a night to be remembered.


Sinfonia n.1 – Um Sonho Brasileiro


• March 18th 2014 • World Premiere •
Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro.
Under the baton of maestro Claudio Cohen.
Teatro Pedro Calmon, SMU. 20hs
Brasília, DF. Brazil

Entrada Franca


• April 9&10th:

Oquestra Sinfônica da UniCamp

conducted by Cinthia Alireti:

• 09/04 no Teatro Castro Mendes em Campinas

• 10/04 na Casa do Lago (Unicamp). 

Campinas, São Paulo – Brazil





Thank You! Obrigado! Grazie! Danke! Arigato!

Thanks to you we have just reached the funding goal for the March 2014 iBoc Debut Concerts.


You are helping us to launch a movement that will create opportunities for artists of all kinds.

There is still plenty we can still achieve. Keep in mind that this funding goal only covers the bare minimum cost of the performances. 

There is still much that we can do to create a historic performance and to promote it as it deserves.

Keep telling your friends about it. We still have some hours to continue on our funding effort

Let’s go beyond! Vamos Além!

Muito obrigado por todo teu apoio a iboc!

Graças ao você acabamos de alcançar a nossa meta! Viva!

Você é sensacional! Você está nos ajudando a criar um movimento que irá criar muitas oportunidades para artistas de todos os tipos.

Continue falando com os amigos. Passe o link. Nós temos algumas horas de campanha. Podemos ir além e poder proporcionar os elementos extras de um concerto histórico.

link facinho:



joão & the iboc team



Happy 2014!

The best news I got this week is that my First Symphony got picked up to be premiered in 2014 by a wonderful Brazilian Orchestra: UniCamp.

Happy New Year!

Check PDF and info about the Sinfonia n.1 – Um Sonho Brasileiro


[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/8894348" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]