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Clarice Assad

Through the Amplifying Voices program, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and ROCO are proud to co-commission composer Clarice Assad.

Clarice Assad

Through the Amplifying Voices program, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and ROCO are proud to co-commission composer Clarice Assad.

Co-commissioners: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (lead), American Composers Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and ROCO

Bio: A powerful communicator renowned for her musical scope and versatility, Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a significant artistic voice in the classical, world music, pop, and jazz genres. The Grammy Award–nominated composer, celebrated pianist, inventive vocalist, and educator is acclaimed for her evocative colors, rich textures, and diverse stylistic range. With her talent sought-after by artists and organizations worldwide, the polyglot musician continues to attract new audiences both onstage and off.

Assad also engages audiences directly to immerse themselves in the music. Her 2019 work, É Gol!, which was inspired by the legendary female Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva, is scored for full orchestra and features active participation by audience members singing,
performing body percussion movements, and making sound effects. This work continues her explorations with expanding the sonic palette of the voice, both acoustically and through electronic means. Classical Voice North America praises her, saying, “In other hands, the electronically altered sounds might be dismissed as a gimmick, but Assad is like one of those cooks who can turn any four random foodstuffs into a feast.”

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