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Composition Weekend: Concert with Clarice Assad

April 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Clarice Assad Concert Composition Piano Voice Performance

This event will take place as scheduled on Saturday, April 23 at 7 PM at the DC Campus: NW and streaming online.

Canções da America
From the Musical Imagination of Clarice Assad

Join Grammy-nominated composer and performer Clarice Assad for an evening that explores the musical tapestry of her native Brazil and South America at large. A powerful communicator renowned for her musical scope and versatility, Assad is a significant artistic voice in the classical, world music, pop, and jazz genres, renowned for her evocative colors, rich textures, and diverse stylistic range.

The first half of the program will feature selections from Assad’s chamber music, performed by Levine faculty members. Canções da America draws from chants, rhythms, and dances of the immigrant, indigenous, and African peoples that make up the melting pot of cultures in South America. Obrigado explores the Yorùbán-influenced music of the Umbanda religion of Brazil.

The evening will conclude with Assad joining the ensemble to perform a song set that explores a range of South American musical genres, including bossa nova, tango, baiao, and more. The program features classic songs by Nascimento, Jobim, and Piazzolla, arranged and sung by Assad.

Levine Faculty Performers:
Leslie Silverfine and Susan Katsarelis, violins
Joelle Arnhold, viola
Vasily Popov, cello
Mark Sylvester, mandolin and upright bass

The Composition Department of Levine Music gratefully acknowledges the generosity of The Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund.

With safety foremost in mind, Levine Music has developed protocols to protect you and our community. Proof of vaccination is required at the door for all attendees over the age of 5 years old. Please review our Return to Campus Guide for further details on our safety protocols.
By reserving tickets, you agree to comply with all safety protocols and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 associated with in-person attendance at this event.


April 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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