SONIC FESTIVAL, NYC – Clarice Assad (Curator)
June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This concert is a bird’s eye view into the creative worlds of composer-performers Mariel Mays, João Luiz Rezende, and Carolina Calvache. Each artist showcases music that already defies categorization in a program representing the United States, Brazil, and Colombia. In three short segments, the captivating New Yorker Mariel Mays will perform new solo piano works and present her new string quartet. Guitarist-composer João Luiz Rezende will present his newly composed guitar quartet, accompanied by young virtuoso musicians already making a splash in the classical guitar world. The evening will end on a high note with Carolina Calvache’s jazz quartet and music that bridges the gap between the northern and southern regions of the Americas. In sum, a refreshing blend merging of jazz, classical guitar, and concert music performed by the composers, daring artists who push audiences closer to unlocking the universal language we all share, which transcends language and culture.