Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sexy Brazilian music with 8 cellos, oh yeah!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be singing the soprano solo in Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5, with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County on February 12, as part of the Laguna Beach Music Festival.

This exquisite piece of music was written by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, for cello choir and soprano. The 2 movements, Ária (Cantilena)and Dança (Martelo), are set to Portuguese lyrics. One of the most remarkable characteristics of this work, is the setting of the soprano voice HUMMING during parts for the Cantilena, over the choir of cellos.

I’ve performed this piece only once in the past, with Pacific Lutheran University’s cello choir. It is steamy, and joyful. I hope you will join me at the concert! Tickets can be found on the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s website: