Latin IS America: Projeto Arcomusical

Venue: Cook Recital Hall, Music Building

Brazilian Berimbau Instrumental Music

Projeto Arcomusical (L-R): Daniel Eastwood, Raychel Taylor, Kyle Flens, Alexis C. Lamb, Ethan Martin, Gregory Beyer. Percussion Festival, Saturday April 1, 2017, National Sawdust, New York, NY. Photo by Jill Steinberg.

Gregory Beyer and Projeto Arcomusical present an evening of unique Brazilian instrumental music. The group is a world music sextet reimagining the Afro-Brazilian berimbau through a repertoire of powerful and original concert chamber music. Projeto Arcomusical formed in 2013 specifically to interpret MeiaMeia, the collaborative composition cycle co-composed by ensemble members Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb. See video preview.

$10 adults; $8 seniors; free for students and those under 18 with valid ID

The Latin IS America event series is supported through a grant from the MSU Office for inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and coordinated by the MSU College of Music.

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Generously sponsored by Steven P. and Danguole (Diane) J. Mazurek 

Presentation and Master Class

Workshop: 3/25 at 7 p.m. Berimbau music with Greg Beyer and Projeto Arcomusical, 120 Music Building, free

Presentation: 3/25 at 8:20 p.m. MSU Capoeira ensemble, 120 Music Building, free.

Video Preview of Arcomusical: "Apenas seja" (2015) by Alexis C. Lamb


The commission of Kyle Krause’s Gate of the Sphinxes was made possible through support from the Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The commission of Elliot Cole’s Roda has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA), supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts Grants impact individuals and communities, visit

Arcomusical is grateful for support from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the DeKalb Community Nonprofit Partnership, and the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation.

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