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Brazil Brasil IR Expat. O voltar ao mercado de trabalho no Brasil após uma expatriação. Vipper Talentos. Brazilian Symphony Orchestra split over auditions. 8 June 2011Last updated at 02:51 By Julia Dias Carneiro BBC Brasil, Rio de Janeiro Roberto Minczuk: "The aim is to make the orchestra world class" The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra's 2011 season seemed full of promise, with a star-studded guest line-up featuring Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang and Kurt Masur.

Brazilian Symphony Orchestra split over auditions

But after three dozen musicians were fired, the Rio de Janeiro-based orchestra found itself embroiled in a controversy that has the classical music world in an uproar. Brazil is well known for its samba and bossa nova, but apart from composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, its classical music has been under-appreciated internationally. In Brazil though, the OSB, as it is known, has been an important part of the national cultural scene since 1940, when it was founded by a mix of Brazilian and European immigrants fleeing World War II.

In 2005, the orchestra hired Grammy award-winner Roberto Minczuk as artistic director. His avowed goal was to make the OSB one of the great orchestras of the world. Shadow. World Tonight: Brazil and the world: an invisible giant? I'm just back from a quick flit to Rio, where I was invited to attend a conference on the subject of "Brazil and the World: opportunities, ambitions, and choices", organised by the London-based foreign policy think tank Chatham House and the Brazilian Centre of International Relations (CEBRI).

World Tonight: Brazil and the world: an invisible giant?

You may think this was an odd thing to do while Libya, Yemen and Syria continue to dominate the foreign news agenda - but the fact is that significant change is not limited to the Arab world, and we need to keep an eye on what is going on elsewhere as well. So, how's Brazil doing? Brazil is doing fine, thank you - but there was a discernible under-current at the conference suggesting that some Brazilian policy-makers and analysts do wonder how much longer they can keep this up. True, economic growth looks good, and Brazil escaped relatively unscathed from the financial turmoil of the past two years.

But why did Brazil abstain? But none of this means that Brazil is not engaging on the world scene. Brazil wary of Chinese trade hitting domestic industry. 11 April 2011Last updated at 05:54 By Paulo Cabral BBC News, Sao Paulo Demand for Brazil's natural resources has been growing in China China's hunger for raw materials and commodities is boosting Brazilian exports, while cheaper consumer goods coming from Asia is opening new horizons for Brazil's growing middle class.

Brazil wary of Chinese trade hitting domestic industry

China became Brazil's largest trading partner in 2009, overtaking the United States which had held the position since the 1930s. And the trade keeps growing. Last year, the flow of commerce between Brazil and China reached $56bn, a growth of 52% from 2009. "It's undeniable that trade with China was essential for Brazil to balance its accounts and accumulate financial reserves through its exports," says the executive director of Brazil's National Confederation of Industries (CNI), José Augusto Fernandes. Domestic concerns However, despite a $5bn surplus, not all Brazilians are totally happy with this commercial relationship. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote. Timeline: Brazil. A chronology of key events: 1500 - Portuguese land in the area and claim it to the Portuguese crown. 1822 - Son of Portuguese king declares independence from Portugal and crowns himself Peter I, Emperor of Brazil. 1888 - Slavery abolished.

Timeline: Brazil

Large influx of European immigrants over the next decade. 1889 - Monarchy overthrown, federal republic established with central government controlled by coffee interests. 1930 - Revolt places Getulio Vargas at head of provisional revolutionary government.