‘Ordinarius’ heads for Opera House stage
FAIRMONT — The music of Brazil will be on display Sunday at the Fairmont Opera House.
The vocal sextet Ordinarius will take the stage at 3 p.m.
Ordinarius offers a varied repertoire, with the voice as its primary instrument. The group’s original and exclusive arrangements are the work of Augusto Ordine, musical director and founder. The repertoire includes both acapella pieces and songs with guitar, ukulele and percussive instrumental accompaniment.
Works are drawn from Brazilian and international sources; from American pop music by Stevie Wonder to the rock music of the Beatles; and from Brazilian bossa nova by Johnny Alf, to traditional “choro” by Ernesto Nazareth to samba by Gilberto Gil.
In 2017, the group released its latest CD, “Notável,” which honors the life and music of Carmen Miranda, a Portuguese-Brazilian singer who was one of the most outstanding artists in the 1930s in Brazil and the 1940s in the United States. She was famous worldwide for her amusing participation in Hollywood films.
Tickets for the show are available at fairmontoperahouse.org or by calling (507) 238-4900. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.