Latin American Forum: Musical Homage to Roberto Burle Marx


Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4:00 pm
Lecture Hall. The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
1 East 78 Street, New York, NY 10075.
Reception to follow


The Latin American Forum is pleased to present Musical Homage to Roberto Burle Marx. This concert coincides with the exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx on view at The New York Botanical Garden until September 29. Burle Marx was an extraordinary figure within modern Brazilian culture. He was a master garden-architect, painter, sculptor and designer. Much less well known is the immense significance that music played within both his youth and maturity. He trained as a young man for a career in opera and well into his late life he played piano and guitar. Growing up in a German and Portuguese-speaking household of intellectuals, he was deeply immersed in the repertory of German 19th century musical classics and had a great love of modern classical and popular music from Brazil. This concert will feature works by the composers known, loved and played by Burle Marx.

Tyrone Whiting is a prize-winning British conductor, organist, pianist, and teacher. Currently, Director of Music at the historic Grace Church in Newark, NJ, Tyrone has performed throughout the UK and USA. He has chosen a wide-ranging repertory for this event, evoking the varied musical tastes of Burle Marx. / More information about Tyrone can be found at

Organized by The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), and The New York Botanical Garden.

Please note that seating is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. There will be a simulcast in the adjacent room to accommodate overflow. Late comers are not guaranteed admittance..

The Latin American Forum was created by ISLAA and the Institute of Fine Arts NYU in 2012 as an initiative to foster dialogue and discussion around matters concerning modern and contemporary art from Latin American and the Caribbean. Through talks, interviews, and conversations with artists, curators, and scholars this space promotes the advanced understanding 20th and 21st century art in the Americas. This series is coordinated by Prof. Edward J. Sullivan. Each year two graduate students from the Institute of Fine Arts NYU are selected to work along Prof. Sullivan to actively run the program providing them the opportunity to acquire practical management and decision-making skills on top of their graduated students. It is held regularly throughout the academic year at the Institute of Fine Arts NYU. For more information please check: IFA NYU Latin American Forum and IFA Latin America .

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