May 06, 2022

On Monday, the Oliveira Lima Library presented “An Evening of Brazilian Classical Music” at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, Md. Its program was inspired by the 1910 "Concert de Gala" organized by Manoel de Oliveira Lima in Brussels where he served as Brazilian Minister to Belgium.

The concert was part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of Brazil's Independence and was a cultural collaboration between the Oliveira Lima Library at Catholic University and the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC. It was supported by Catholic University's Office of Global Strategies, Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies, Latin American Music Center, and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art.

The concert featured the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra directed by Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, Ph.D., professor of instrumental music and conducting, and other special guests. Vice Provost for Global Strategies Duilia de Mello served as the concert's master of ceremonies and President Garvey delivered welcome remarks.