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Sergio Assad and Clarice Assad with Third Coast Percussion

Sergio Assad and Clarice Assad with Third Coast Percussion

Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7pm PDT
10pm EST

Presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County

Part of the Eclectic Orange Series sponsored by Judith and Howard Jelinek

This concert is available to watch LIVE and IN-PERSON at Irvine Barclay Theatre. To purchase tickets to the in-person concert, click the "Buy In-Person Tickets" button below.

If you would like to purchase virtual access to the 7pm PDT livestream and 1 week of on-demand viewing, click on "Buy Virtual Tickets" below. (“On demand” viewing access will be available through June 4, 2021.)

Click HERE for information on how to watch the Virtual performance

Sergio Assad, guitar
Clarice Assad, piano/voice
Third Coast Percussion


Archetypes: 12 New Works Exploring Stories That Connect Us All

In an exploration of global music traditions, legendary guitarist Sergio Assad, along with Clarice Assad’s spellbinding vocals and the enchanting rhythms of Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion, will take audiences on a vast musical journey exploring universal themes found in stories, legends, and myths throughout the world.

From Third Coast Percussion, about Archetypes:
This project explores the universal symbolic archetypes that appear in stories, legends, and myths throughout the world. Archetypes bind all of us together through our shared connection to these fundamental aspects of the human experience. In storytelling, an archetype can be a character, a setting, a theme, or it can even be a particular outcome. This may explain how stories that originate from vastly different cultures across the globe can, at their core, so closely resemble one another.

Expressing themselves through guitar, voice, piano, and a battery of percussion instruments, the ensemble draws inspiration from these foundational aspects of the human experience, as well as an array of musical traditions, taking the audience on a far-reaching musical journey grounded in familiar stories.

Most widely known for his inclusion in the Assad Brothers guitar duo, Sergio Assad is considered one of the finest guitarists in the world. He and his brother have redefined guitar music by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. With over 300 compositions and arrangements, Sergio Assad’s interpretations of classical works have earned him appearances with some of the greatest orchestras and musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer, and Dawn Upshaw.

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, renowned for her evocative colors, rich textures, and diverse stylistic range. A prolific Grammy-nominated composer, with over 70 works to her credit, her work has been commissioned by internationally renowned organizations, festivals and artists, and are published worldwide.

Third Coast Percussion has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (The New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (The Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). For over ten years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion.

In-Person (Live) Experience: Tickets start at $23/each per concert
Livestream (Virtual) Experience: Tickets are $20/household per concert