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Claudia Acuna
International Women Rising Series
Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3 pm & 8 pm

Latin Grammy Award nominee, Claudia Acuña, presents a two part musical celebration to mark International Women's Day. Broadcast live from Northampton's historic Academy of Music Theatre, the production captures 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 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 for two separate concerts by Pablo Vergara on piano, Carlos Henderson on bass, Juancho Herrera on guitar, and Rodrigo Recabarren on drums.

Wind From the South | 3 PM
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 Art of Bolero | 8 PM
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.

Ticket Options

Wind from the South | 3 PM | $15 (2 week extended viewing add $5)
The Art of Bolero | 8 PM | $15 (2 week extended viewing add $5)
An Intimate Conversation with Claudia & Friends | 7PM | $20
Claudia Acuna Bundle | All 3 events + 2 weeks extended viewing | $40

Use the Get Tix link at right for more info and tickets, and a portion of your purchase goes to support Landmark on Main Street.

These performances are part of the 2021 International Women Rising Festival, presenting a tapestry of musical performances and conversations with distinguished artists and leaders in gender equity.

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