Ancient Italian Folk Music for Modern Souls
Saturday, November 19th @ 7:30 PM
“…like a journey that takes you in and makes you forget where you are.”
— The Jambar, June 2020
“Historical preservation and top-notch musicianship”
— Cleveland Magazine, January 2021
Featuring the dynamic vocals of Amanda Powell (Apollo’s Fire) and eclectic compositions from percussionist Anthony Taddeo (Helen Welch / Hey Mavis) these modern arrangements of Italian folk songs are variously surprising, playful, mournful, tender, and bewitching. Woven seamlessly throughout the performance are stories and insights into this rich folk tradition.
Alla Boara’s dynamic work aims to inspire audiences of all ethnic heritages to treasure their musical roots and consider historical songs’ contemporary cultural relevance. Alla Boara has received critical acclaim for its originality and accessibility and was recently featured in La Gazzetta Italiana, and predicted to have a bright future by Cleveland Magazine. They recently were featured at the 43rd annual Tri-C Jazz Festival and for this show at Kerrytown they will be promoting the release of their first album “Le Tre Sorelle.”
COVID-19 Policy for Indoor Concerts at Kerrytown Concert House
- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Amanda Powell, soprano, has been praised as “the star of the evening with a performance so tender it could make a stone cry” (Seen and Heard International). She released her debut album Beyond Boundaries in 2015. With a degree in opera performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA and support from the Jazz in July Institute at the University of Massachusetts and the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Creative Workforce Fellowship, Powell has studied with jazz legends Sheila Jordan, Billy Taylor and Yusef Lateef. Powell served as Artist-in-Residence and frequent soloist with Cleveland’s Grammy-winning baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire.