Fado (“fate”) arose out of Lisbon cafes to become the most prized music of Portugal. Ana Moura, a leading exponent of the genre, interweaves glimmers of hope, hints of sensuality, passages of melancholy, and glints of determination into a magical musical elixir. Her soulful and riveting interpretation of fado has earned her country’s prestigious national awards. From Festival de Cannes to Carnegie Hall she has won audiences worldwide and has appeared in many diverse music projects with such performers as Prince and the Rolling Stones.
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.