Gilberto Gil

photo by: Priscila Azul

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 8:00 pm
Hogg Memorial Auditorium

The String Concert
Jaques Morelenbaum & Bem Gil

“ one of the world’s great songwriters.” – New York Times

In many parts of the world, Gilberto Gil is a superstar. Once audiences get their first taste of his unstoppable talent as a singer, songwriter and performer, many ask themselves, “Where have you been all my life?” Equal parts fearless musical trailblazer and uncompromising social activist, Gil has forged a powerful musical voice over his celebrated four-decade career in his native Brazil and worldwide. Gil began his artistic journey as a bossa nova musician, eventually writing songs that reflected a new focus on political awareness and social activism. From 2003 to 2008 he served as his country’s Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The seven-time Grammy winner returns to Austin in a solo acoustic set.


Complex Colors in Simple Settings – NY Times music review
BEYOND IPANEMA, a movie on the world’s exposure to Brazilian music, will screen at SXSW and features an interview with Gilberto Gil
Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture – Article from The Huffington Post
Gilberto Gil Website
Gilberto Gil YouTube channel


The Gilberto Gil performance originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Hogg Auditorium has changed. The new date is Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 8PM. Ticket holders with Wednesday March 24, 2010 tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show Tuesday March 23, 2010.

Patrons may also return to the point of purchase for a refund if they can not make the new date. Single tickets needing to be refunded that were purchased through our website, via or the Texas Box Office Phone lines may be mailed to Texas Box Office P.O. Box 2929, Austin, TX 78768-2929 or dropped off in person to a Texas Box Office representative at the Frank Erwin Center located at 1701 Red River Austin Texas. Enter from the Red River administration doors.

2009-2010 Texas Performing Arts Subscribers will be notified, however they may contact the Texas Performing Arts Ticket Office with any questions or concerns. 512.471.1444 or 1.800.687.6010. Phones answered Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM.

Subscribers may also bring tickets to by Bass Concert Hall Ticket Office if they choose, located at 23rd & Robert Dedman Drive, just north of the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on the UT Campus. Open Monday through Friday, 11-2 inside the lobby, 2-6 at outside windows, and one hour and a half hours prior to Bass performances. Patrons may park in the Bass Concert Hall plaza driveway.

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