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.
The afternoon concert 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 program serves a retrospective on her career and chronicles Claudia’s journey from her birthplace in Chile to her home in New York City.
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 some more contemporary material.
Learn more about Claudia's story as an immigrant who arrived in the United States at age 20, speaking only Spanish, and worked her way from cleaning houses to performing in the most prestigious Jazz clubs in New York City. She will be joined by special guests to discuss their journeys as women in a male dominant industry.
Enjoy both live performances and join us for an intimate conversation with Claudia Acuña. The bundle tickets give you access to all three events, as well as extended access to watch the performances on-demand for 2-weeks.