Luciana Souza Residency
Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of jazz’s leading singers and interpreters. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in the late 1960s, she grew up in a family of bossa nova innovators—her father a singer and songwriter, her mother a poet and lyricist. Souza’s work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music, and an enlightened approach to new music. “Souza continues her captivating journey as a uniquely talented vocalist who organically crosses genre borders. Her music soulfully reflects, wistfully regrets, romantically woos, joyfully celebrates.” —Billboard
During this residency, Souza will visit jazz history and ethnomusicology classes, and work with all of the BlueJazz ensembles, introducing Brazilian influences and principles while guiding their rehearsals. After working with the ensembles during the week, Souza will appear with them in a public showcase, followed by her Brazilian Duos concert the next evening with Romero Lubambo on guitar.
Events tied to the artist’s residency:
All events are free, but reservations are required for the concert. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the reservation link.
Residency and concert generously supported by the Marjorie Copland Baum Memorial Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund.
Mar 19, 1 PMMidday Muse: <em>Romantic Horns</em>, Fred Aldrich and Friends
Romantic Horns presents works by composers Constantin Homilius, Franz Strauss, Georges Bizet and Nikolai Tcherepnin, performed by horn players Fred Aldrich, Robert Marlatt, Lauren Winter and Kevin Owen.Event Date:Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 1:00pm
Mar 7, 7:30 PM
May 2, 7:30 PM
Apr 4, 7:30 PM
Apr 26, Apr 30, May 3, May 5, May 6Chamber Music Society
Founded in 1958, The Chamber Music Society of Wellesley College provides an opportunity for instrumentalists and vocalists to prepare and perform works for small ensembles.Event Date:Sunday, April 26, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Thursday, April 30, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Sunday, May 3, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (All day)
Mar 8, 7:30 PMVisions of Paradise: Tchaikovsky’s <em>String Quartet No. 2</em>
In the intimate setting of the musical salon, the group will explore the background and historical context of this masterpiece and trace its important musical ideas before performing the piece in its entirety.Event Date:Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 7:30pm