CANCELLED Passport Series: Ricardo Ribeiro with Special Guest Diana Vilarinho and Trio

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Please be advised that this performance has been cancelled. Anyone who purchased tickets can contact our Box Office at (518) 346-6204.

Portuguese fado arrives to the Capital District with a double bill featuring Award-winning Portuguese fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro and guest vocalist Diana Vilarinho with fado’s top musical trio: José Manuel Neto, Carlos Manuel Proença and Daniel Pinto. The group combines mastery of traditional forms with an unwavering commitment to improvisation. The results illuminate the endless possibilities of fado’s musical and poetic expressivity.

Fado is enjoying a global resurgence, propelled not only by worldwide tours of artists who perform it, but also by the experiences of visitors to Portugal who have heard the music in the small taverns and community collectives where it was born and still thrives. Fado captures the spirit and inventiveness of Portugal, as well as some of its boldest contradictions, in a seamless tradition stretching out over more than 150 years.

Ricardo Ribeiro’s powerful voice and astounding emotional range have made him a luminary of contemporary fado. He continues to perform not only in high-profile venues throughout the world, but also in the taverns and fado houses that are fado’s strongest ties to its more than 200 year-old history. The praise from his peers— luminaries such as Ana Moura, Mariza, Camané and Gisela João—is unqualified, paying tribute to his protean talents and unqualified devotion to the fado tradition. His work has been recognized with multiple national and international awards.

Ricardo Ribeiro’s sixth recording, “Terra que Vale o Ceu” (2024, Warner Music), is a meditative and passionate exploration of fado, conjuring the burning sands of the Portugal’s Alentejo region and the possibilities of human connection across them.

Diana Vilarinho’s eponymous debut (2021, Sony Music Entertainment) is the fruit of longstanding experience in Lisbon’s most traditional fado houses. While still only in her 20s, Diana brings a maturity and grace to a stunning variety of traditional fado music.

Accompanying Ricardo and Diana is fado’s golden trio, comprised of José Manuel Neto, Carlos Manuel Proença, and Daniel Pinto. José Manuel Neto’s playing on the Portuguese guitar has defined fado’s music for more than two decades. He and the other two members of this trio—Carlos Manuel Proença on the Portuguese classical guitar and Daniel Pinto on the acoustic bass guitar—have performed worldwide and recorded extensively, accompanying countless fado singers, including Ana Moura, Mariza, Carlos do Carmo, and Camané.

The concert will showcase all three artists in a magical evening of fado straight from Lisbon.

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