Brazilian-American vocalist and composer Monica da Silva and musician Chad Alger will open the 2019-2020 Turlock Concert Association season.
da Silva and Alger mix pop with Bossa Nova, airy and sweet with a Latin beat. The duo’s perfect tempos and sweet vocals in English and Portuguese that perfectly marry North and South American cultures will be center stage at the Turlock Community Auditorium on Sept. 21.
da Silva grew up living between the United States and Belém, Brazil, a city on the Amazon. A love of travel and foreign language helped to forge her unique sound, a genre da Silva calls "Indie Nova." Bringing her cultural diversity to her songs, she smoothly flows between languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish and French), and takes her listeners on a journey. Through her music, da Silva hopes to expose people to different cultures, sounds, and new ways of thinking.
Paralleling her life, da Silva's music contains an eclectic mix of Brazilian and American influences. Her sound can be classified as International Fusion, as it is heavily influenced by Brazilian music, namely Bossa Nova, but also incorporates elements of Lounge, Electronica, Indie Pop and Worldbeat.
The non-profit Turlock Concert Association has been presenting nationally acclaimed artists to the community since 1940. The all-volunteer board is committed to enriching the cultural life and entertainment of the community through live performances. Thanks to the generosity of patrons and dponsors, these concerts are offered at affordable, family-friendly prices.
Season subscription is $65 for one adult, $75 for a one-parent family, $140 for a two-parent family or $40 for a student alone, and includes reciprocal tickets at several affiliated associations in the region.
Single tickets for non-subscribers for this event are $25, $15 for students. Season subscription also includes reciprocal tickets at several affiliated associations in the region.
For tickets, subscriptions, or further information, call Ken Weisel (209-606-6682) or Darlene Runsten (209-480-4020), or visit http://www.turlockconcert.org/tickets.php for pricing. Tickets and season subscriptions will also be available at the door.