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Keeping its promise to bring the best of world class world music concerts to New Bern in 2023, New Bern Civic Theatre will proudly present FOGO NO TRIO on October 6, 2023. This young instrumental string trio is made up of three multi award-winning international musicians who specialize in Choro. Choro was the first popular Brazilian music, emerging in the 1870s, and is the precursor to samba, bossa nova and modern popular Brazilian music. Renowned for its virtuosic musicianship and diverse rhythmic palette, it is one of the most exciting instrumental genres on the planet Click this YouTube link to see why Fogo No Trio is earning rave reviews around the globe.












Andrew Finn Magill on violin has been featured on NPR and PBS. He grew up in western NC with parents who played traditional music in the home. He ditched Suzuki method violin practice to play Irish music and went to Ireland twice to compete in the all-Ireland violin championships. As a kid, he would take part in the jam sessions at Asheville’s Jack of the Wood, and his father, Jim, founded the Swannanoa Gathering. Magill moved to Brazil in 2014 to immerse himself in Brazilian choro music and in 2018 was signed to Ropeadope Records for his original Brazilian music project. He followed that release in 2021 with the sequel Festa! Says legendary Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira (Miles Davis, Chick Corea, etc): "He can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil!"  












On the 7-string guitar is Brazilian-born Cesar Garabini, who moved to New York City in 2011 to expand his musical knowledge. Since then, he has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, Birdland, Columbia University, and the Museum of Modern Art. He has worked with Anat Cohen, Olli Soikkeli, Leny Andrade and Marcos Sacramento among others and has been featured on NPR, NBC and Brazil's national TV network Globo.












On bandolim (Brazilian mandolin) is Ian Coury, who has been accruing professional awards and accolades since age 12. At 20 years old, he is one of Brazil’s most-respected virtuosos on the 10-string mandolin. As he continues to push the boundaries of the instrument and of the choro genre, he has  performed with such luminaries as Hamilton de Holanda, Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, and Toninho Horta, and in the past two years has received two important awards: “Best Instrumentalist” in the National FM Radio Festival (2020), and second place (by popular vote) in Brazil’s eFestival (2021), both for performances of original compositions.  


For those who loved Luca Stricagnoli and TALISK this is a concert you will not want to miss! For those not yet familiar with NBCT’s Encore Series National concerts this is your chance to experience second-to-none entertainment in downtown New Bern. Advance tickets on sale now.-Thank you to The Aerie Bed and Breakfast of New Bern for being an Encore Series Sponsor Partner

Meet Fogo No Trio