Latin Grammy Award nominee, Claudia Acuña, presents a two-part musical celebration to mark International Women’s Day. Broadcast live from Northampton’s Academy of Music Theatre, the production features a six-camera shoot to capture the intimacy of her performance and the majesty of this historic opera house. Audience members are invited to join via Zoom so they can “be seen” by the artists on a video wall in the orchestra pit.
Growing up in Chile, Claudia dreamed of performing in the iconic jazz clubs of New York City. She fell in love with this unfamiliar music while listening to international stations on her transistor radio. At age 20, she sold all of her possessions and immigrated to the US with no English and little more than her own ambitions. In a short period of time, she began appearing at jam sessions and gained recognition as one of the most intriguing and original vocalists on the scene. “She sings in the tradition of the great ones.” remarked Abbey Lincoln, “ Her sound is her own.”
Claudia will be joined by Pablo Vergara on piano, Carlos Henderson on bass, Juancho Herrera on guitar, and Rodrigo Recabarren on drums.
This ticket includes access to the entire day of events with Claudia Acuña, Wind from the South and The Art of Bolero, along with a special Conversation with Claudia & Friends streamed live from the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, MA on March 6th, 2021.
Wind from the South is a musical tapestry that weaves together ten years of Claudia’s work from her debut album on the legendary Verve Records to her most recent Latin Grammy-nominated album, Turning Pages. The evening concert incorporates new work from her upcoming project, The Art of Bolero. Inspired by the romantic musical tradition that evolved across continents, the program includes Claudia’s interpretation of traditional songs and a tribute to Armando Manzanero, along with more contemporary material.