Other supporters: Ambassador Sergio de Queiroz Duarte ● Mission of Brazil to the United Nations - New York
● Consulate General of Brazil in New York ● BrazilFoundation ● Brazilian-Amaerican Chamber of Commerce

Other sponsors: Warbug Realty ● MetaProp NYC ● Carroll Musical Instrument Rentals ● Chanteclair Travel ● Churrascaria Plataforma


The Trip

On December 12th, the Child Citizen Orchestra will participate in the 70-years commemoration of Unicef (United Nations Children's Fund) opening the Children's Takeover. The meeting, which will feature testimonials and videos of children and teenagers from around the world, is part of the Unicef 70th anniversary celebration program and will take place at United Nations Headquarters, Manhattan Island, at 7:00 p.m., New York time.

The orchestra's cast, comprised of 37 young musicians and 8 members of production and support, will arrive in the United States on December 8th and will remain until the 14th. The schedule on American soil includes an official visit to the Juilliard School, one of the most important schools of music and arts in the world, to attend a concert of the students of the institution, on the 9th, at 11 a.m. On the same day, the Child Citizen Orchestra will hold a concert at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Manhattan at 7:30 p.m. And on the 11th, the Orchestra will perform a rehearsal for the next day's event at the UN.

The trip to the United States will be the fourth one of the Child Citizen Orchestra abroad. Previously, it was present in the festivities of the 1,100 years of Kassel city?s foundation, Germany, in 2013; presented himself to Pope Francis and the Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho in 2014; and returned to Rome to record the album (CD + DVD) Bach concertos for violin and orchestra by Child Citizen Orchestra and Yoko Kubo, in 2015, with the famous Japanese violinist.

The Child Citizen Orchestra is a social project encouraged by the Ministry of Culture, through the Rouanet Law. The trip to New York is sponsored by Caixa Econômica Federal, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Compesa, and supported by the General Consulate of the United States of America in Recife, the Roger Smith Hotel and the Education Department of the State of Pernambuco.



  • Child Citizen Orchestra in the Our Lady of Pompeii Church
  • Where: Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine St, New York, NY
  • Date: December 9, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 p.m., New York City time
  • Bachianas brasileiras n° 4
  • I. Prelude (Introduction)
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
  • Sonata in D major for strings
  • IV. Burrico de pau
    Antonio Carlos Gomes (1836-1896)
  • Three movements for strings and percussion
  • I. Folguedo II. Saudade III. Recifando
    Syrlane Moura (1980)
  • Three Northeastern pieces
  • I. No Reino da Pedra Verde II. Aboio III. Galope
    Clóvis Pereira (1932)
  • Suíte "Sem lei nem rei"
  • I. Chamada II. Aboio III. Galope esporeado
    Lourenço da Fonseca Barbosa (Capiba) (1904-1997)
  • Chegança
  • Benny Wolkoff (1921-1995)
  • Mourão
  • César Guerra-Peixe (1914-1993) e Clóvis Pereira (1932)
  • Child Citizen Orchestra in the 70-years of Unicef
  • Where: ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York
  • Date: December 12, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 p.m., New York City time
  • Moment 1 - Opening
  • Aquarela do Brasil + Asa Branca 4'40"
    Ary Barroso + Luiz Gonzaga e Humberto Teixeira
  • Moment 2
  • Medley Brazil (Wave + Tico-tico no fubá + Último dia) 3'20"
    Tom Jobim, Zequinha de Abreu e Levino Ferreira
  • Chegança 3'30"
  • Benny Wolkoff
  • Mourão 3'20"
  • César Guerra-Peixe e Clóvis Pereira