Fadista Marylou Lawrence to join us for An Evening in Portugal!

Fadista Marylou Lawrence to join us for An Evening in Portugal!

Photo courtesy of Marylou Lawrence

As per tradition, this coming week we will host our Saturday evening Symposium champagne reception, rider exhibition, and dinner in the barn catered by Dancing Horse Events! Saturday, March 23, Marylou Lawrence will join us for a live fado performance.

Marylou was born in Manteca California, the daughter of immigrant parents from Terceira Azores. After seven years of living in the states, her parents started their own dairy farm, keeping their culture alive through Marylou by speaking Portuguese and listening to Portuguese music, as was common among the Luso-American kids of her generation.

While she always had an interest in music, her true love for fado came through records of Amalia Rodrigues and other famous fadistas played by her mother throughout her childhood and she enrolled in choir at the age of 12. As she sang for various city and social events throughout junior high and high school, her passion for singing fado never left her mind.

Her dreams of singing were placed on hold after her marriage at the age of 18 and subsequently raising a family. With encouragement from her husband, Steve Lawrence, she decided to begin singing again at the age of 45 and has since been invited to sing in several fado events among well-known fadistas such as David S. Garcia, Zelia Freitas, Isalino Santos, and most well known Sara Pacheco.

Whether you are a devoted fado fanatic, or have never heard of the genre, we are all in for a treat.

Photo courtesy of David Grulke

Exquisite Lusitanos, fine food and wine, live entertainment, and good company…Needless to say, it is a night to be remembered.  Whisk yourself away to the best Portugal has to offer…right in our backyard!

Join us! And claim your seat at the table here. 

 

 

March 22 – 24, 2019

March 22 – 24, 2019

THE NEXT SYMPOSIUM will be MARCH 22, 23, & 24!  Make plans to join us as we continue to create and expand the teachings of compassionate, sustainable, honorable and enlightened training practices. Our 18th Symposium in October was another marvelous success….come join the fun! More information to come, including topics for discussion during the lectures. But make your plans now to join us! Don’t forget, on Saturday night there will be our famous champagne reception followed by dinner in the barn with entertainment… weather permitting… catered memorably by Dancing Horse Events with Tianna Barbier! Call DRY CREEK INN for a great rate for Barbier Farm. Our room block sells out quickly, be sure to call as soon as possible. 707-433-0300.