Charlotte Concerts: Chanticleer & The Assads

cl-WEB-chanticleer-150The program travels back to the Queen City for highlights from two Charlotte Concerts presentations recorded November, 2010 and April, 2011. The male vocal ensemble Chanticleer, praised far and wise as a versatile “orchestra of voices,” sings a program ranging from plainchant and Renaissance music to Romantic and contemporary works. Then the show shifts gears for a concert with both Latin and Middle Eastern flavorings. The Assads, featuring Brazilian brothers Sergio and Odair Assad playing guitars and Sergio’s daughter Clarice playing piano and singing, perform a program of South American music that can be traced back to Middle Eastern influences and their own Lebanese roots.
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Billboard and introduction to Palestrina's Assumpta est Maria in caelum - Lauren Rico



Palestrina: Assumpta est Maria in caelum
Plainchant: Ave regina caelorum
Francisco Guerrero: Ave regina caelorum
Andrea Gabrieli: Ave regina caelorum
Monteverdi: Sfogava con le stelle
Monteverdi: Ecco mormorar l’onde
Mason Bates: Stelle, vostra mercé l’eccelse sfere
Chanticleer
Matthew Oltman, director




Introduction to Benjamin Britten's Hymn to Saint Cecilia - Lauren Rico



Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Robert Schumann: An die Sterne
Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Chanticleer
Matthew Oltman, director



Introduction to Harold Arlen's Out of This World - Lauren Rico



Harold Arlen, arr. Steve Barnett: Out of This World
Chanticleer
Matthew Oltman, director



Introduction to Piazzolla's Bandoneón - Lauren Rico



Astor Piazzolla: Bandoneón
Ernesto Nazareth: Epônina and Batuque
Antonio Carlos Jobim: Amparo and Stone Flower
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Melodia sentimental

Sergio Assad, guitar
Odair Assad, guitar
Clarice Assad, piano and vocals



Introduction to The Assads' De Volta As Raizes - Lauren Rico



Assad: De Volta As Raizes (Back To Our Roots)
Sergio Assad, guitar
Odair Assad, guitar
Clarice Assad, piano and vocals
Christiane Karam, vocals
Keita Ogawa, percussion



End of the show - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay
(Bernstein: Divertimento
Duke Wind Symphony)



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