Many people around the world have heard of the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, who is being honored in a major retrospective currently on display at the Jewish Museum.
What most people don’t know is that his older brother, Walter Burle Marx, was an internationally-acclaimed pianist, conductor and composer who spent a good period of his life in the United States. After working with renowned orchestras and bringing to the spotlight the music of his fellow Brazilian modernists, like Heitor Villa-Lobos and Francisco Mignone, Walter settled down in Philadelphia to teach and compose, producing an extensive output of works of various genres.
ART & MUSIC: THE GENIUS OF THE BURLE MARX FAMILY is an unprecedented lecture in concert, directed by Thiago Tibério, President of the Burle Marx Music Society, that explores the relationship between the art of Roberto and the musical compositions of Walter.
The public will have the rare opportunity to listen to selections of Walter’s chamber music, played by musicians of the Fourth State Project, while also learning from Leonora, Walter’s last surviving daughter, about their lives, their very different childhoods and how these experiences impacted their creative output.
Where: Jewish Museum – Scheuer Auditorium
When: September 8 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM