Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro Broadcasts Subsequent Music Director

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Felipe Prazeres, 45, succeeds conductor Ira Levin as music director of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (TMRJ) orchestra — a place that was vacant for eight months. 

Having carried out the TMRJ orchestra for the primary time at their 2022 season opening, Prazeres’ official debut in his new position shall be held on August 12, 2022, that includes a program devoted to French music. 

Concertmaster of Brazil’s Petrobras Symphony Orchestra (OPES) and conductor of OPES’s pop tasks, Prazeres has served as assistant conductor to Isaac Karabtchevsky and has led orchestras such because the World Youth Symphony, OPES, Bahia Symphony Orchestra, Nationwide Symphony Orchestra, and SESI Camerata.

Moreover, he’s the inventive director and co-founder of the Johann Sebastian Rio Orchestra and serves as concertmaster of the UFRJ Symphony Orchestra, the place he has additionally carried out concert events since 2009.

Born right into a household of musicians, Prazeres’ father is famend conductor Armando Prazeres and his brother Carlos additionally conducts. Prazeres started his music research at age 11 and is a graduate of Uni-Rio and Academia de Santa Cecilia finding out with Paulo Bosisio and Domenico Nordio.

“The Inventive Board could be very proud of the arrival of maestro Felipe Prazeres, a musician of excellence who will contribute enormously to the Municipal Theater and our season!” mentioned Eric Herrero, TMRJ’s inventive director, in response to a Portuguese information outlet

“I’m very comfortable and honored to imagine as the brand new conductor of the Orchestra, and this can be very emblematic to be chosen by the musicians themselves!” mentioned Prazeres, as reported in Revisita Musea. “We’ll work laborious and I wish to contribute in order that the Municipal is at all times an incredible reference in Rio de Janeiro.”