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ARCHETYPES – With Sérgio Assad and Third Coast Percussion
October 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy Award-winning Chicago-based percussion quartet. For over fifteen years, the ensemble has created exciting and unexpected performances that constantly redefine the classical music experience. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). Third Coast Percussion maintains a busy tour schedule, with past performances in 38 of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., plus international tour dates in Canada, Colombia, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. We are thrilled they are joining us at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center this fall.
The musical history of the Assad Family began in the 1950s with Seu Jorge, a self-taught mandolinist, and his wife Dona Ica, praised by the LA Times as “The Billie Holiday of Brazil.” Together they passed on to their children, Sérgio, Odair and Badi, their passion for music. Still, they never imagined that it would blossom into the phenomenon that would make “Assad” musicians known worldwide.
After touring for over a decade with the family in such prestigious venues as the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, the Palais de Beaux Arts in Belgium and Le Casino de Paris in Paris, Sérgio and Clarice Assad embarked on a duo project and have toured extensively in the United States, recorded a duo album for the label Adventure Music in 2016 called “Relíquia.” Most recently, the duo began a collaboration with Third Coast Percussion, recording the CD “Archetypes,” which has received wonderful accolades from Classics Today, DC Metro, Classical Music Sentinel and Gramophone.
Clarice and Sérgio share their timeless passion for music composition and performance, together reimagining old classics and writing new works as a collaborative team. The family essence is ever present, wrapped in the warmth and intricacies of ancestry and connection.
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