From Latin America with Love:
A Night of Tango, Music and Song

Thursday, February 7
7:30 p.m.
Museum Members $45; Public $55   Buy tickets

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Spend a Valentine’s Day-inspired evening immersed in the sensuous dance and musical styles of Latin America. Dois no Choro, the duo featuring flutist Julie Koidin and singer-guitarist Paulinho Garcia, performs songs from their romantic South American repertoire, including tangos, waltzes, and zambas. From the sounds of Gardel to Piazzolla, listeners will fall in love with the beautiful, warm sounds of this rich musical tradition.

The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with a tango talk and demonstration with Koidin, an avid tango enthusiast and talented dancer, who will assist guests in learning the first steps of the tango “salida.” Guests will then enjoy South American-inspired sweets and bubbly in the Museum’s ballroom, followed by a concert at 8:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for guests who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. Ticket price includes light fare and drinks. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Those attending this performance are invited to make the evening a true Latin love fest by enjoying dinner with our neighbors, Nacional 27®. Ticket purchasers simply present their Museum receipt or confirmation email for a special 20% discount at the restaurant.  Reservations are recommended. 

About the Performers

Julie Koidin and Paulinho Garcia

Julie Koidin and Paulinho Garcia formed Dois no Choro, which means “Two in Choro” in Portuguese, in 1997. Together they present a rich and varied repertoire, featuring traditional and contemporary Brazilian choro as well as samba, frevo, bossa nova, tango, and other styles derived from Argentina and Puerto Rico, as well as other South American countries’ traditions.

Julie Koidin is an accomplished flutist, tango dancer, and teacher who has traveled extensively throughout Argentina and Brazil to study musical traditions. With a variety of ensembles, she has performed at the Rio International Cello Festival, Chicago Latino Music Festival, the New Zealand Tango Festival, and others.

Guitarist and vocalist Paulinho Garcia arrived in the Chicago area from Brazil in 1979 and has been performing Brazilian and jazz music nationally and internationally since the ‘90s. In 2001, Garcia received the Best Jazz Entertainer Award from the Chicago Music Awards. 


Image credit: Qskulls

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