Art & Music: The Genius of the Burle Marx Family


Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:30 – 9 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

This lecture-in-concert explores the relationship between the landscape architecture and art of Roberto Burle Marx and the musical compositions of his brother Walter, taking as a point of departure their different childhoods and how they impacted each artist’s creative output. An internationally-acclaimed pianist and conductor, who worked with some of the most celebrated orchestras in the world and fellow Brazilian modernists including Heitor Villa-Lobos and Francisco Mignone, Walter settled in Philadelphia to teach and compose, producing an extensive output of works of various genres.

Directed by Thiago Tiberio, President of the Burle Marx Music Society, and performed by the Fourth Estate Project musicians, the concert will include a lecture by Walter’s last surviving daughter, Leonora, punctuated by selections of her father’s chamber music.


String Quartet No. 2 “To the Immortal Rejuvenating Spirit of Mozart”
Divertimento a tre for cello, oboe, and flute
Quintet for Flute and Strings “Brazil Picturesque”


Sarah Carrier, flute
Michael Dwinell, oboe
Evin Blomberg, violin
Trent Ransom, violin
Daelyn Kauffman, viola
Tyler James, cello

Listen to Walter Burle Marx: Works for Cello. 

Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Members

Photo of Walter Burle Marx (circa 1925) and Thiago Tiberio courtesy of Thiago Tiberio.

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