MCB RECOMMENDS: SINGING – OCAM
On its return to face-to-face activities, the ECA/USP Chamber Orchestra (OCAM) presents “Singing”, a production that celebrates the nuances and connections of music.
With special participation by singer Mônica Salmaso, “Cantares” brings a repertoire built like a patchwork quilt, in which melodies, harmonies and the music itself act as a sewing thread that connects the pieces, bringing nuances, colors and connections that provoke dialogues between them.
The audiovisual begins with the poem Corpo Inconsútil, by Jussara Salazar. Then, it presents three pieces by the Rio de Janeiro composer Ronaldo Miranda: Cantares – work that gives the concert its title and which has the special participation of singer Mônica Salmaso – Ponteio e Dança, for strings, and Serious Variations on a Theme by Anacleto de Medeiros , for wind quintet. Then, Matiz III ‘Ciclos’, by composer Rodrigo Lima, a piece written for a percussion kit and a soloist and performed by percussionist George Ferreira. The concert ends by the string orchestra with the famous Suite Holberg, by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
Conducted by conductor Gil Jardim, artistic director and principal conductor of OCAM, and André Bachur, assistant conductor of OCAM, the video was recorded at Estúdio 185, with André Magalhães in audio and Beto Mendonça in recording and editing the video.
About Ocam – ECA/USP Chamber Orchestra
One of the main artistic bodies of the University of São Paulo (USP), OCAM is a fundamental reference in the field of professional orchestras in the country, characterized by its remarkable quality of musical performance, the breadth of its programming and the bold conception with which it develops. his artistic proposal. Created in 1995 by Maestro Olivier Toni, it is made up of students from the USP Music Department and from university extension courses. It has been directed by Maestro Gil Jardim since 2001. Performing in prestigious theaters and festivals during its seasons, OCAM has always had renowned guests such as Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Tim Fain (USA), Evgenia Popova (Bulgaria), Duo Assad (Brazil/USA), Lenine and Gilberto Gil, among others.
He has released two CDs: “Sonssobretons – Musical Creations on Visual Ideas” (Tratore/ 2019), with works by contemporary Brazilian composers such as Alexandre Lunsqui and Valéria Bonafé and “Segredos de Vera Cruz – Brazilian Popular Music for Harmonica and Orchestra” (Tratore/ 2019), with the harmonica player Gianluca Littera. OCAM has been sponsored by the Santander Universities Project since 2001 and by EDP since 2019.
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