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Rio’s Rocinha Music School Plans 25th Anniversary Celebrations for 2019

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – ‘Escola de Música da Rocinha’ (Rocinha Music School) has much cause to celebrate, with new sources of funding secured and a big concert planned for their 25th anniversary in 2019. Their assistant to the director of the chamber orchestra, Canadian musician Vanessa Rodrigues, is looking to help the school build on the success of recent years that saw them featured on O Globo’s ‘Encontro’ with Fatima Bernardes in 2017, and ‘Bom Dia Rio’ in 2018.

“The music school itself was founded by German Hans Ulrich Koch in 1994, and . . .

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