MUSIC ON MCB | Hércules Gomes

To honor the 170-year history of Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847-1935), the pianist and composer Hércules Gomes launches the album “No tempo da Chiquinha” at the Museu da Casa Brasileira, institution of the Culture Secretariat of the State of São Paulo, on the day June 17, Sunday, at 11:00 AM, with free admission.

In this project, to perform the compositions of Chiquinha with modern arrangements, but without losing the real essence of choro, Hércules Gomes counts on the participation of flutist Rodrigo Y Castro, singer Vanessa Moreno and guest pianist Daniel Grajew.

Currently, Hercules is considered one of the greatest Brazilian pianists for his technique and also for his trajectory. He began his studies as a self-taught at age 13, attended the Escola de Música do Espírito Santo (formerly EMES) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Popular Music at UNICAMP. In 2013, he released his first solo work entitled “Pianismo”. In addition, he performed at music festivals in Brazil and abroad.

Six years ago, on October 17, Chiquinha’s birthday, the “Brazilian Popular Music Day” was celebrated. The composer is considered a symbol: besides having fought in diverse social causes of the time, was the first woman to rule an orchestra in Brazil.


01. Gaúcho – O Corta jaca (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

02. Água do Vintém (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

03. Cintilante (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

04. Cananéa (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

05. Itararé (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

06. Atraente (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

07. Machuca!… (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

08. Não se Impressione – Forrobodó de Massada (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

09. Santa (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

10. Xi! (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

11. Walkyria (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

12. Lua Branca (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

13. Biónne (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

14. Abre Alas (Chiquinha Gonzaga)

About the Music project at MCB
With continuous editions since 1999, the Music project at MCB has benefited more than 240 thousand people, who had free access to shows from groups such as Pau Brasil, Zimbo Trio, Fine Thing Project, Bachiana Jovem Orchestra, Grupo Aum, Mawaca and Traditional Jazz Band , among others. The presentations, which take place on stage set up on the terrace of the Casa Brasileira Museum between March and December, currently gather around 400 spectators on average every Sunday.

About MCB
The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the São Paulo State Department of Culture, is dedicated to the preservation and diffusion of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country that specializes in architecture and design. The MCB program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes activities of the educational service, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of a critical thinking in themes such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economy urban mobility and sustainability. Among its innumerable initiatives, the MCB Design Prize, the main award of the segment in the country, made since 1986; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve memory about the rich diversity of the country.

Music at MCB – Season 19
Hércules Gomes
Day and Time: June 17, Sunday at 11am
Free entrance

Museu da Casa Brasileira 
Av. Faria Lima, 2.705 – Jd. Paulistano
Tel .: (11) 3032.3727