Friday, June 24, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as the lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s, NYC-based, chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Fahl’s power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.
Now Fahl returns with her album “Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House,” a collection of twenty-three tracks recorded live at one of America’s oldest vaudeville theaters and winner of the Indie Acoustic Award for multi-genre “Album of the Year.” The show was filmed for PBS and is currently airing around the country. Fahl’s elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as folk-pop, which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms.”
Her upcoming performance will include “Exiles,” a song written for Anne Rice’s new audiobook “The Wolves of Midwinter,” a stunning cover of the Joni Mitchell classic “Both Sides Now,” and many October Project favorites.
About Naked Soul
Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings. Learn More
Presented with Music Without Borders.
Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and MicÃ³l Schejola Foundation.
Naked Soul is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Yamaha is the official piano of the Rubin Museum of Art.
Advance Tickets: $25.00
Day Of Tickets: $30.00
Members Advance: $22.50
Members Day Of: $27.00