Change in the Smith Fine Arts Series schedule
Due to financial constraints Leny Andrade has cancelled her Smith Series performance scheduled for April 14th. While the Smith Fine Arts Series is disappointed that Ms. Andrade cannot make it our way, the series has taken this opportunity to put together a brand new show: Rio Nights, which features several extremely talented Brazilian musicians including bassist Wagner Trindade, pianist Cassio Vianna, vocalist Rosemary Bergeron, and special guest vocalist/guitarist Eduardo Mendonça, backed by the always exciting American Metropole Orchestra.
The show will feature a wide variety of Brazilian music from the Bossa Nova to Samba.
Rio Nights: April 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m. • Rice Auditorium
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 503-838-8333.
Recording artist, vocalist, composer, percussionist, and musical arranger, Eduardo Mendonça is one of the leading Brazilian singers in the United States. The Series was fortunate to secure Eduardo Menonça at this late date. You can also take a listen to him on his website at showbrazil.com. Mendonça currently resides in the Seattle area performing throughout the United States and Canada with his own group Show Brazil! Serving as an ambassador for the music and spirit of Brazil, Mendonça has performed for Nelson Mandella, Pope John Paul II and for legendary Brazilian musicians such Geraldo Azevedo, Alcione and Roberto Menescal.