Adriane Queiroz sings Villa-Lobos in Lacrosse

UW-L symphony concert to feature Brazilian soprano
A world-class soprano from Germany will be the guest artist with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Symphony Orchestra at a concert Sunday, March 29.

Adriane Queiroz, a Brazilian who sings with the State Opera Company in Berlin, will perform the fourth movement of Mahler's fourth symphony and "Poema de Itabira" by Heitor Villa-Lobos with the orchestra.

"This is very special, and we're very fortunate that Adriane is coming here," said Enaldo Oliveira, UW-L director of orchestral studies. "She sings all over the world with the best conductors and singers like Placido Domingo."

Oliveira said this is the first time Queiroz is singing in the United States. She also will give a masterclass. Oliveira said he worked with Queiroz at an opera festival in Brazil and they became friends.

Other music on the Masterworks Concert Series program includes the Julius Caesar overture by Robert Schumann, Bach's "Come Sweet Death" and "Passacaglia" from the second symphony by David Phipps, a UW-L violin instructor who plays with the symphony.

The concert is at 3 p.m. in the Cartwright Center's Valhalla on the UW-L campus. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $4 for students. It's free for UW-L students. For tickets in advance, call (608) 785-8415.

Work Performed: 
Poema de Itabira
USA: Lacrosse WI
Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 11:00