Multi-media sensation Natalia Zukerman will be the featured artist for a Benefit for Clarion Concerts, sponsor of the Leaf Peeper Concerts series. Zukerman is a multi-talented artist, working as vocalist, composer, lyricist, guitar player, painter, muralist, cartoonist, and sketcher. In February, 2017, Natalia became a Cultural Diplomat for the US Department of State, playing concerts and conducting workshops with her group The Northern Lights throughout Africa.
She will perform her new one-woman show, The Women Who Rode Away, for the Leaf Peeper Benefit, June 2nd in a barn on a private estate in Egremont, MA. Zukerman is presenting this same program at The Cell Theater in Manhattan where she is artist-in-residence during the month of May. This multi-media performance features a body of work in which her songs and paintings engage in a dialogue. Edifying and entertaining, Natalia tells the story of women who were and are architects of their own life; who defy categorization and simultaneously illuminate what it means to be truly self-actualized.
Zukerman recently told The Millbrook Independent that her residency at The Cell Theater “has been an amazing opportunity to stretch out as an artist and a performer. I am honored to be part of the Benefit for the Leaf Peeper Series. As a fan and concert-goer myself, I’ve seen how much the Leaf Peeper’s programming enriches this area. It’s a real honor to get to perform a benefit for them.”
Clarion Board president John Bevan said: “The board is especially thrilled to be able to hold our Benefit in such a beautiful setting. We are extremely grateful to all of our friends and sponsors who enable us to carry on the spirit of our founder, Newell Jenkins.” The Leaf Peeper Concerts Series presents four chamber music concerts each fall; this is their 37th season.
Note that Benefit tickets must be purchased in advance, and directions to the location will be sent ticket holders. To purchase tickets on line go to www.leafpeeperconcerts.org, or call 413-644-0007.