Community Concert: Music Unites Us – Brazil!

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Community Concert: Music Unites Us – Brazil!

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Community Concert: Music Unites Us - Brazil!

Saturday, August 10, 2024, 7:00 p.m. 
Henry P. VanderLinde Bandshell, Kollen Park

Choro das 3, guest artists

Christopher Fashun, guest conductor



Tico-Tico no Fuba
Zequinha de Abreu/arr. Marty Gold
Boca de Goiaba
Choro das 3/arr. Christopher Fashun 
Festa na Lagoa: Choro das 3/arr. Christopher Fashun 
Choro das 3/arr. Christopher Fashun 
Pé de Frango
Choro das 3/arr. Josh Trentadue
Cesar Guerra-Peixe
Elisa Meyer Ferreira/arr. Corina Meyer Ferreira/Christopher Fashun 
Choro das 3/arr. Josh Trentadue
Forró Barroco
Leroy Amêndola/arr. Corina Meyer Ferreira/Christopher Fashun 
Brasileirinho: Waldir Azevedo/arr. Corina Meyer Ferreira/Christopher Fashun

Additional pieces announced from the stage.

The Music Unites Us concert will bring together Brazilian musical group Choro das 3 and the Holland Symphony Orchestra in a  celebration of music at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 in Kollen Park. This free community concert aims to showcase cultures that make up West Michigan.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and arrive early to scope out your spot for this one-of-a-kind concert experience.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from:
Dolce Mini Cakes
Mac Shack (free ice cream)
Mezkla Taqeria & Fruiteria
Pac Pizzeria
Robinson's Popcorn

Music Unites Us is a collaborative musical effort between the Holland Symphony Orchestra and Holland community to celebrate diversity and showcase the musical gifts of frequently underrepresented groups of people. This year the concert will showcase from Brazil.

This free community concert is made possible thanks to our concert sponsors: Brooks Family Foundation, Corewell Health, Gentex Corporation, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council, Macatawa Bank and the snack wagon. The concert is partially sponsored by Michigan Arts & Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  


Choro das 3 is a family based trio formed by the sisters: Corina (flute), Lia (7 string guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo, accordion and piano). Tragically, Eduardo, the father of the three sisters, lost his life to Covid early in the pandemic, before vaccines were available in Brazil. Eduardo was the band's percussionist from its founding. He played pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine). The trio's mother, Cristina, stepped in to play a stronger role in band management. Bravely, the sisters resolved to continue as Choro das 3, but they play every song in their father's memory.

They have released 11 albums and have been touring in North America, Europe and Brazil for the past 21 years. 

The trio plays Brazilian instrumental music based on choro, an instrumental music genre that emerged in Brazil in the 19th century to become the foundation for all Brazilian music. Choro das 3 is in the midst of its eighth tour of the USA.

For more information, visit their website:

Listen their music on their YouTube channel:

Shandra Martinez

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August 10
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kollen Park Henry VanderLinde Bandshell
240 Kollen Park Dr.
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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