Ian Coury & Catherine Bent

David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston MA 02115

Ian Coury is a Brazilian 10-string bandolim (mandolin) player currently studying at Berklee. Catherine Bent is an English-born cellist and Berklee professor. The two have a musical connection that transcends their backgrounds and crystallizes around their passion for Brazilian choro music. Choro (pronounced “shoh-roh") is an instrumental music that has its origins in late 1800s Rio de Janeiro. It's been likened to New Orleans jazz, and shares that tradition's improvisation, soulfulness, and often irrepressible joyfulness.