Hearing Amazônia

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Hearing Amazônia

Featuring the world premiere of Amazônia Sem Lei (“Lawless Amazon”) by Grammy-nominated Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad, and more.

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Kresge Auditorium 48 Massachusetts Avenue #w16 Cambridge, MA 02139

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  • 2 hours
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Hearing Amazônia

MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Clarice Assad, composer/pianist/vocalist; Natalie Lin Douglas, violinist; Evan Zipoyrn, composer/bass clarinet

Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director; Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor

Laura Grill Jaye, Director, MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Kresge Auditorium, 8:00pm

Featuring the world premiere of Amazônia Sem Lei (“Lawless Amazon”) by Grammy-nominated Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad, this special concert continues the Hearing Amazônia—The Responsibility of Existence project launched in the fall of 2021 and comes weeks before MITWE’s, MIT FJE’s, and MIT VJE’s tour of Manaus, Brazil. Assad’s new work will feature violinist and MIT professor Natalie Lin Douglas and Assad herself. The concert also includes Antônio Carlos Jobim’s Passarim, Hermeto Pascoal’s Hermanos Latinos, Chiquinha Gonzaga’s Corta Jaca, and Drill by composer-bass clarinetist, Evan Ziporyn. 

Click here to view the livestream: https://mta.mit.edu/viewlisten/live-kresge-auditorium

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