CARNEGIEHALL PRESENTS BRAZILIAN VOCALIST GAL COSTA INSTERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE ON MARCH 24 AT 8:00 PM
On Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m., vocalist and icon of theTropicalismo movement Gal Costa performs classic bossa nova standardsalong with her own trademark songs in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/PerelmanStage. Highly regarded for her elegant voice and a career that spans over 40years and more than 30 acclaimed records, Costa has been called one of theworld's most graceful singers, and is a long-standing icon of Brazilian music.She is credited as an influential part of the Tropicalismo movement—whichcombines sensuous Brazilian bossa nova with heavy rock—that has been a mainstayof Latin music since the late 1960s. To hear samples of Gal Costa’s mostpopular recordings, visit myspace.com/galcostaofficial/music.Born Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in 1945, GalCosta first became interested in bossa nova after listening to João Gilberto's Chegade Saudade on the radio. Her first professional performance was as part ofthe opening concert to inaugurate the Vila Velha Theatre in her home town whereshe was one of a small group of "promising" newcomers includingGilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Caetano Veloso, and Veloso’s sister, Maria Bethânia—eachof whom would later become some of Costa’s long-time musical collaborators.Program InformationThursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageGAL COSTA, VocalsSponsored by KPMG LLPBank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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