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The Brazil-Austria Cultural Center is also a place for good music. From September 2021 onwards, we present a series of home concerts exclusively dedicated to Brazilian music. With the sarau sessions, the Brazilian Residence in Vienna is open to the general public once a month from September 2021 to February 2022. Sarau is the Brazilian word for a private concert at home, offered for a limited number of guests, in which the audience can enjoy the interaction with artists and hosts in a more intimate setting than in a concert hall, along with Brazilian snacks and drinks, such as the world famous caipirinha. In each sarau , guests will enjoy a soirée of classical and popular Brazilian music, and mingle with other enthusiasts of Brazilian culture.

Concerts are open to the public, with seats booked online. Covid-19 rules for entry will be observed. Hope to see you there!

Next Sarau

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Sarau #4

Dez. 21, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Music at Empress Leopoldina’s Court in Rio de Janeiro

Gabriella Pace, soprano

Vagn Sørensen, piano

Please note that seats are limited and eligible to reservation.

 CLICK HERE  to register.


We kindly ask you to observe the Corona protocol requirements: 2G and FFP2 mask.

In our next Sarau, Brazilian singer Gabriella Pacce and pianist Vagn Sørensen present music by three composers who were much appreciated at the court of Empress Leopoldina at the beginning of 19th century: Joseph Haydn, Sigismund von Neukomm and José Maurício Nunes Garcia. Among several aspects that contributed for a musical collaboration between Sigismund von Neukomm and José Maurício Nunes Garcia, it is important to notice the admiration both composers shared about Haydn, Neukomm’s former teacher in Austria. The musical archives brought by D. João VI to Brazil included many of Haydn’s compositions which Nunes Garcia eagerly studied to perfect both his vocal writing and his instrumentation skills. That admiration seems to have been reciprocal: in a letter answering reports by Neukomm about Nunes Garcia’s skills as a composer, organist and conductor, Haydn expressed his deep desire to personally meet the “genious composer” of the new world.


Sigismund Neukomm (1778-1858)

Salmo 150


Preghiera di Carlotta

Quoniam (Missa Solemnis)


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

O Tuneful Voice, Hob.XXVIa:42

The Wanderer,  Hob.XXVIa:32

Fidelity,  Hob.XXVIa:30

The Spirit’s Song,  Hob.XXVIa:41

She never told her love,  Hob.XXVIa:34

Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün (Die Schöpfung)


José Maurício Nunes Garcia (1767-1830)

Beijo a mão que me condena – Modinha

Marilia si não me amas – não me digas a verdade 

No momento da partida – Modinha

Laudamus te – Missa Pastoril

Previous Saraus

Nov. 04, 2021 - 07:00 pm
“When Choro rhymes with classical music”
Elizabeth Fadel & Barbara Piperno | Fadel-Piperno Duo

A Brazilian instrumental project that combines, with contagious enthusiasm, European classical music with Choro.

Italian flutist Barbara Piperno and Brazilian pianist Elizabeth Fadel virtuously explore the roots of Brazilian popular music and add a baroque touch to renowned Brazilian composers such as Ernesto Nazareth and Chiquinha Gonzaga, and a Brazilian touch to Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Fotos by Society Magazin

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Sarau #2

Oct. 7, 2021 – 7 PM
“Northeast Songs”| "Canções Nordestinas"

Fellipe Oliveira, bass-baritone & Thiago Bertoldi, pianist

3 cycles of songs for voice and piano by composers Ernani Braga, Marlos Nobre and Almir Medeiros based on melodies and rhythms from the northeast region of Brazil.

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Sarau #1

Sep. 2, 2021 – 7 PM

by Arismar do Espírito Santo in a special partnership with Glauco Sölter (bass guitar) and Mauro Martins (drums).

A tribute to the coast culture of São Paulo and Paraná as well as to Cataia itself, a native plant found in the Atlantic forest.

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