Berkeley Festival of Choro 2021 celebrates the contributions of women to Brazilian music and the choro style.  In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the US, we invite these outstanding composers, performers, producers and collaborators to share their talents and visions for our festival.  The festival was originally planned for October 2020 but necessarily rescheduled to an online format due to Covid-19.

Pioneer Women Composers of Brazil

Read Daniella Thompson's recent article on two of Brazil's best known women composers, Chiquinha Gonzaga and Carolina Cardoso de Menezes. Composition by these two prolific women composers will be featured in this year's choro festival celebration of women in Brazilian music.

We want to thank Berkeley Civic Arts Grant program for awarding us a grant to make this possible.  The online festival will include 2 streamed concerts featuring our artists in various formats and combinations.  Our first streamed concert will feature the artists from Brazil, and the second concert features Bay Area performers.  We will also have a student ensemble directed by Zack Pitt-Smith, featuring choro music by the great Brazilian women composers, and an online workshop.  These last two events are free to the public. 


Berkeley Festival of Choro 2021 

The Berkeley Festival of Choro is a

fiscally sponsored affiliate of Intermusic SF, formerly the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

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We are pleased to announce our highlight video of the 2019 festival.  Please enjoy the video by clicking HERE.

A big thanks to the generous support of Intermusic SF Musical Grant Program.