Five days in Brazil

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Composer and conductor Joao Guilherme Ripper will be featured during Festival Brasileiro, the University of North Texas College of Music’s five-day celebration of Brazilian music.

UNT celebrates country’s music

The University of North Texas College of Music and guest artists will present Festival Brasileiro, a five-day celebration of Brazilian music, starting on Tuesday and running through Saturday, Sept. 28.

UNT oboe professor James Ryon is heading up the festival with the participation of music faculty and student. Ryon has studied and performed Brazilian music for decades. Ryon, clarinet player Kimberly Cole Luevano and bassoonist Kathleen Reynolds perform together in an ensemble called Trio Vientos Tejanos, which organized the festival.

The festival is a celebration and performance of Brazilian classical, jazz and traditional music.

— Staff report

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