Clarice Assad Set for Harris Center, 3/27-28
Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a "serious triple threat," and "an arranger and orchestrator of great imagination" (SF Classical Voice), Grammy Award nominee Clarice Assad is making her mark in the music world as a pianist, arranger, vocalist and a composer. Ms. Assad will make her Harris Center debut on the heels of her critically acclaimed performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
As a pianist, Ms. Assad, "a virtuoso on the piano and vocal cords" (UNT.Se) has received acclaim for her performances of both original compositions and her own arrangements of popular Brazilian songs and jazz standards. As a vocalist, Ms. Assad sings in Portuguese, French, Italian and English, but thrives in exploring the voice as an instrument, creating a vast array of innovative techniques. "When she scats, she sings with intonation as precise as any digital device, improvising cascading scales that take on sparkling lives of their own." (Tucson Citizen)
Clarice Assad will perform on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7 pm and Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7 & 9 pm. Tickets are priced at $29-$39; Students with ID $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street
A versatile artist of musical depth and sophistication, Ms. Assad is also an accomplished composer with works published in France, Germany, and the United States, and performed in Europe, South America, the United States and Japan. Ms. Assad's music often has a thematic core, and explores the physical and psychological elements of the chosen story or concept. With a repertoire in continuous expansion, her works are sought out by musicians both in the classical and the jazz realms. Ms. Assad's music has been commissioned, performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians on the scene today, including names such as violinist Nadja Salerno- Sonnenberg, violoncellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, pop singer Insooni, LA Guitar Quartet, the Concordia Chamber Players, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.