Projeto Arcomusical

Projeto Arcomusical


Thursday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Price Music Center, Room 110
2620 Cates Ave, Raleigh

Arts NC State proudly presents Projeto Arcomusical, a world music sextet reimagining the Afro-Brazilian berimbau through unique and powerful chamber music, in concert on Thursday, October 31.

The ensemble formed in 2013 specifically to interpret MeiaMeia, the composition cycle co-composed by ensemble co-founders Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb. Arcomusical released MeiaMeia as its first album in 2016 on Innova Recordings. That same year Arcomusical received a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant that produced Roda the kaleidoscopic, twenty-minute, four-movement work by Elliot Cole. Roda is featured on Arcomusical’s second album, Spinning in the Wheel, now available on National Sawdust Tracks.

Admission is free of charge. Projeto Arcomusical is sponsored by Chamber Music America, the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the DeKalb County Community Foundation, and the Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts.

See videos of Projeto Arcomusical performing Gregory Beyer’s Berimbau Sextet no. 2, “Traíra and Alexis C. Lamb’s “Ondulação.”

“Arcomusical’s music making is elegant, colorful, bold, vibrant, inspiring, and centered. The individual and collective world-class expertise of Arcomusical’s musicians make their performances sparkle!”

– Augusta Read Thomas, Professor of Composition, The University of Chicago