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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.

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    On November 4th, Clarice & Keita Ogawa performed a fantastic set in this amazing hall, located in the city of Sasebo in Nagasaki, Japan to a huge appreciative crowd. Later in November Clarice and her father Sergio went on a 4 city tour for the first time in their lives as a duo. Check out some pics of this memorable event on Clarice's blog !
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    Clarice Assad at Constellation with the Chicago Composers Orchestra: SCATTERED CONCERTO ! Was streamed live via Facebook on Sunday Oct 22, 2017. Allen Tinkham, conductor.
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    SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

    19/9: Clarice Assad & Thomas Fonnesbæk @Tørring highscool
    10 am: concert
    11 am: workshop

    8 pm: house concert hosted by Eigil Leander Laursen.

    20/9 concert in the evening at Askov Højskole

    21/9 Næstved jazz

    22/9 Concert-workshop at 10 am at Sankt Annæ Gymnasium, Copenhagen

    23/9 8 pm Concert at Lundsgaard Goods with Thomas Fonnesbæk

    26/9 - Recording session with Thomas Fonnesbæk @ 9:45 AM
    27/9 - Clarice Assad & Marilyn Mazur at Jazz Montmartre.
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    OCTOBER EVENTS:

    3/10: Concert with Johan Dynnesen and Jesper Bodilsen in Sankt Jakobs Church / Copenhagen. 7:30 PM.

    4/10: 3XHess meet Clarice Assad

    5/10: Clarice Assad & Cosmopolis Koncert*
    at KoncertKirken Blågårds Plads
    8PM - 10: 30PM
    Blågårds Plads 6, 2200 København N, Danmark

    Website.

    6/10: Clarice Assad & Cosmopolis Koncert*
    at Øregårdssalen at Gentofte Bibliotek - 8PM - 10: 30PM
    Øregårdssalen, Hellerup Bibliotek

    7/10: Recording Session with tabla player/percussionist Ole Theil
    and halvcirkel string quartet.

    11/10 - DJM, Aarhus, conservatoire, Workshop + Concert.
    4PM-6:30 PM
    Workshop
    Clarice Assad & Cosmopolis Koncert*
    8-9-PM Concert

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    *Personnel:
    • Francesco Cali (IT): Piano & accordion
    • Torben Westergaard (DK): Bass
    • Jonas Johansen (DK): Drums & percussion
    AMAZING SHOW AT SESC PINHEIROS, São Paulo with Badi Assad, Ana de Oliveira, Clarice Assad, Gil Jardim e OCAM. Let's do it again !
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    DAME EVELYN GLENNIE, CRISTI MACELARU AND THE CABRILLO FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ORCHESTRA - PREMIERE OF AD INFINITUM, A PERCUSSION CONCERTO BY CLARICE ASSAD.
    PICTURES | MORE ABOUT AD INFINITUM |
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    HOCUS POCUS, a new work for two guitars gets a sounding premiere by Duo Noire
    One 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-Dispatch
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    Kicking 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."
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    WEST COAST PREMIERE OF "NHANDERU" BY THE LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC
    A 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.
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    BRAZILIAN FANFARE GOES TO THE UK WITH NORTHERN LUSOFONIA
    Northern 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.
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    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