Louisville Orchestra presents
Saturday, November 2, 8 p.m.
The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
Tickets start at $22.75, reserved seating, fees apply.
With a performing career spanning over 30 years, NATALIE 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.
Her latest Nonesuch recording Leave Your Sleep, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 17 in 2010, marks a new artistic path for Natalie, creating songs from literary inspiration which are composed for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra. Live performances of her new music have been enthusiastically received by her long-time fans as well as new audiences.
Following her symphonic debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra, critics observed:
"Merchant has found her medium. Yes, the singer-songwriter scored platinum sales with her pop band 10,000 Maniacs, and she forged a commendably searching solo career in the group's wake. But Merchant's woody quaver has never sounded quite so right as it did framed by flutes, a weaving clarinet, and a gentle harp. Keith Lockhart's orchestra was a full partner in the rich, handsome music." - The Boston Globe