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The Villa-Lobos Music Society, Inc.


The year-long celebration in 2012 of the
125th anniversary
of the birth of Heitor Villa-Lobos


Green Mansions

An Extraordinary New Dance Work
Set In The Wondrous Amazon Rainforest
That Will Change The Way We Think About The World

created for this historic anniversary celebration


a score entirely from the
vibrant vocal and instrumental music
of Heitor Villa-Lobos


a poignant full-length story adapted from
William Henry Hudson’s classic novel Green Mansions

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As A Green Mansions Guild Member
For An Exclusive First Look At Green Mansions
And Enjoy All Of Our 125th Anniversary Year
Celebration Events




Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaims January 22, 2012 “Heitor Villa-Lobos Day” in New York City and recognizes the Green Mansions dance work as “the kind of art we are most proud to celebrate”.

The Brasilians newspaper declares “2012 – Villa-Lobos’ Year” on its front page and recognizes the Green Mansions dance work created by The Villa-Lobos Music Society, Inc., and its other celebration events.



Opening Welcome Reception - “Villa-Lobos and Dance” - held on January 22, 2012 at The Hôtel Plaza Athénée, New York City.  Read more and see photographs from this wonderful and fascinating event.



Spotlight Events Coming Up...

March 5, 2012, 7:30pm

JOIN US for a very special 125th birthday anniversary concert of works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, selected for this historic occasion by Villa-Lobos friend and protégé, Dr. Alfred Heller, who also on this evening will share his personal insights and remembrances of “the man behind the music”.



April 23, 2012, 7:00PM, Americas Society, NYC

JOIN US for a very special Earth Day celebration of the Amazon rainforest that inspired the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and is the setting of our new Green Mansions dance work, including presentations on current rainforest conservation efforts, on the life and work of naturalist William Henry Hudson - author of the Green Mansions novel, and on the lifestyle choices of Rima - the Green Mansions main character - as they relate to today’s environmental and health issues.


Green Mansions Gala…

October 1, 2012, 7:00PM, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYC

JOIN US NOW and save your place at our Green Mansions Gala, to enjoy an exclusive first look at our extraordinary new dance event, and be part of this exciting and historic 125th anniversary celebration evening.