An Evening of Fado with Maria Emília and Helder Moutinho
Presented by The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies
Helder Moutinho is a fadista of startling depth and invention with a long family lineage devoted to fado. Helder is a poet whose albums are multi-faceted creations, each built around a unifying concept: they evoke contemporary experiences of love and loss, framed by the ancient alleyways and shadows of Old Lisbon.
Maria Emília moved from Brazil to Portugal at a young age and began singing fado early; she has been performing for 18 years. Perhaps no other singer of her generation combines raw magnetism, complete freedom, and total commitment to traditional fado to such devastating effect.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on these opportunities and the pre-concert reception, contact: Carolyn Brooks, Director of Development, at 978-934-4482, Carolyn_Brooks@uml.edu.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell, funding study abroad opportunities for students and cultural programming for the campus and community. They also benefit the Portuguese American Digital Archive.
Friday, June 2
5 p.m. VIP Reception ($150)
Smith Ballroom, Coburn Hall
(includes hors d’oeuvres, hosted bar, a chance to meet the performers, and a ticket to the concert)
7:30 p.m. Concert ($40)
Durgin Concert Hall