Portuguese American Journal

Fado: Nathalie Pires performing at the Carnegie Hall – NYC

The Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents Portuguese-American fado vocalist, Nathalie Pires, performing at Stern Auditorium, Pearlman Stage, Carnegie Hall, in New York City, on April 13, at 8:30 pm.

The event will feature a  lineup of  international soloists which also includes Charity Dawson, Mezzo-soprano; Saum Eskandani, Tenor; Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Mezzo-soprano ; Nominjin, Mongolian Singer; Roopa Mahadevan, Indian Classical Vocalist; Jerome Kavanaugh , Maori Chanter; Taniya Panda, Indian Classical Vocalist; Shobana Ram, Indian Classical Vocalist; Shiv Subramania, Indian Classical Vocalist. The performances will be lead by artistic director and conductor Jonathan Griffith  and composer in residence Christopher Tin.

Born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Portuguese immigrant parents, Nathalie Pires is considered one of the leading fado performers of her generation. In 2011 she received the Amália Rodrigues Foundation award and in 2013 the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) Young “Promessa” award.

Her first album, “Corre-me O Fado Nas Veias” (Fado Runs In My Veins), was awarded AUA (United Artists of America), “Lusíada Award” for “Best Fado Album of 2007” recorded in the USA. She was recently described as the “Fresh face of Fado” by the Boston Globe.

Nathalie Pires is currently traveling between Lisbon and New Jersey, for the recording of her second album, projected to be released worldwide in 2014, including a North American and European tour.

For tickets and information call (212) 247-7800 or log on to Carnegie Hall here.


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