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The prestigious San Francisco Chronicle has described Clarice Assad as "a serious triple threat," Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a Grammy nominated composer, performer and educator of musical depth and ability. Carefully crafted colorful textures permeate her soulful and musical world, which embraces a wide variety of styles, from symphonic to chamber music, avant garde to Brazilian genres and French chanson. As a performer, Assad often appears on piano and explores the voice as an instrument, creating a vast array of innovative textures and extended techniques into her music. An avid educator, she is the founder of VOXploration, an award winning research-based outreach program which continuously touches the lives of many people. Clarice's mission is to connect, inspire and empower people through music.
COMING UP: EVENTS & NEWSNEXT SHOW: TRADEMARKSTake a trip to the Caribbean with NIU’s steel drum ensemble. Fall in love with the stunning athleticism of Chicago’s own Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre. Experience two (!) world premiere works. All without leaving (the edge of) your seat. That’s a trademark Chicago Sinfonietta concert experience! Buckle up. Be adventurous.
Montgomery Coincident Dances* ◊
Mozart Rondo alla Turca (Turkish March)
Seeman Fayed to Blue
Lord Kitchener Pan in A-minor
Assad Sin Fronteras* ◊
Smetana Má vlast (My Homeland)
• I. Vyšehrad (The High Castle)
• II. Vltava (The Moldau)
* World premiere ◊ Part of Chicago Sinfonietta's Project W: Commissions by Women Composers
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HIGHLIGHTSCONNECT ON FACEBOOKAMAZING SHOW AT SESC PINHEIROS, São Paulo with Badi Assad, Ana de Oliveira, Clarice Assad, Gil Jardim e OCAM. Let's do it again !RAVE REVIEW OF CLARICE'S SCATTERED CONCERTO FOR SCAT SINGING, PIANO AND VOICE ON THE REHEARSAL STUDIO BY STEPHEN SMOLIAR. PERFORMED BY THE BARS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTED BY DAWN HARMS.HOCUS POCUS, a new work for two guitars gets a sounding premiere by Duo NoireOne of those premières was “Hocus Pocus” by Clarice Assad which, according to Flippin, “gets a little weird.” Sure enough, in the first section, “Abracadabra,” there were lots of clicks and thumps, strings bent violently sideways and a rhythmic pattern that sounded like a herd of horses at full gallop. In the second section,“Shamans,” they used tablespoons to slide up and down or beat on the strings producing an eerie, sci-fi sound. The third section — “Klutzy Witches” — ended with a loud thump produced by four feet hitting the floor and both players slapping the bodies of their guitars. St. Louis Post-DispatchKicking off the year with a beautiful tribute to João Bosco at Rio de Janeiro's most prestigious hall Sala Cecilia Meireles!Every year, Clarice Assad & Andre Muato have been paying homage to a Brazilian composer who has influenced Brazilian music in a special and profound way. Last year it was Milton Nascimento. This year, the homaged composer was João Bosco, who kindly attended the concert and, according to his own words, "enjoyed every second of it."WEST COAST PREMIERE OF "NHANDERU" BY THE LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONICA Brazilian rain forest dance ritual turned into an orchestral piece, this is the main premised behind the piece "Nhanderú" which gets its 4th performance under the baton of Donato Cabrera. Commissioned by the Albany Symphony, this work calls for To create a vivid listening experience, the score calls for vocalizing, finger snapping, clapping, body tapping and percussion instruments which imitate sounds of nature. More information.BRAZILIAN FANFARE GOES TO THE UK WITH NORTHERN LUSOFONIANorthern Lusofonia is a Manchester-based non-profit company dedicated to the promotion of British and Portuguese music as well as to the championing and commissioning of new music. The musicians come from the finest music backgrounds, from celebrated international musicians to young music professionals trained or graduated at some of the UK's best conservatoires. On February 12th, they perform Assad's celebrated overture Brazilian Fanfare, on an exciting program of music from all over the globe. More information.CLARICE ASSAD JOINS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC.I am so thrilled to have been nominated and accepted to the board of directors of the Old Town School of Folk Music ! So proud to be of service ! More info at: https://www.oldtownschool.org