July 1st, 2014, 1:00 pm by Sara
April 26th, 2010, 2:45 pm by Greg
Natalie Merchant returns July 5 at the Mahaiwe
“Natalie Merchant is a new Mahaiwe audience favorite, having sold out her performance here with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic last year,” said Mahaiwe Executive Director Beryl Jolly. “We are delighted to welcome her back to Great Barrington to celebrate the release of her new album.”
Natalie Merchant returns to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center the with her band on Saturday (July 5) at 8pm.
Over her 30-year career, Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America’s most respected recording artists with a reputation for being a prolific songwriter with a compelling artistic vision and a unique and captivating performance style. With her latest and highly acclaimed Nonesuch recording, Leave Your Sleep, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 17, she embarks on a new artistic path, creating songs from literary inspiration which are composed for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra.
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“Natalie Merchant and the Poetry of Childhood” is one of the segments that’s slated to air at 6:30pm tonight on “PBS NewsHour” hosted by Jim Lehrer on WMHT-TV.
The former 10,000 Maniacs singer will be discussing “Leave Your Sleep,” her first new album since
1993 2003. The album is a collection of songs in which she set music to the work of a wide range of poets – from Ogden Nash to e.e. cummings.
Of particular note to Nippertown readers, the interview segments and the performance footage for the “NewsHour” were filmed last month at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall during a special concert that Merchant and Elvis Perkins in Dearland performed for WAMC-FM pledge-drive supporters.
PS: Elvis Perkins in Dearland will also be performing at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Tuesday evening.