Choro das 3 (Brazilian)
Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father that first started to play as a band in 2003. Corina, 25, plays flute and piccolo. Lia, 22, plays 7-string guitar. Elisa, 19, plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano. Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine).
Marilyn Mair, Professor of Music at Roger Williams University, says, "The group 'Choro das 3' is a truly extraordinary example of traditional Choro performance practice, and the 4 performers are all virtuosos on their instruments... [T]heir recordings and expertise have established them worldwide as important advocates for this musical style."
World-renowned mandolinist Mike Marshall says 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."
Jazz guitarist and recording engineer George Petit, says, "(...) I was shocked and amazed to hear their expertise; they are far beyond their years... they have honed their music and their craft to perfection. Added to this, the musicians in the group are generous, respectful professionals that exemplify what is 'good' about art, culture and music (...)"
Fernando Brandao, Professor at Berklee College of Music, says, "(...)The complex, vast repertoire and the improvisatory nature of this music requires that specific and skilled musicians be present as ensemble members in order to afford the soloist(s) proper context and support for a successful performance. The Choro das 3 ensemble has consistently demonstrated these skills, knowledge and artistry, at the highest levels, in live and recorded media (...)
Ticket Prices: $20 (Stu/Sen $19, Mem $17 Child U12 $10)