Songwriter, activist and longtime local resident Natalie Merchant had already begun leaning in the direction of moody and minimal chamber orchestra settings of her songs on her most recent original full-length, 2014’s luminous Natalie Merchant. Now Merchant goes all-in with a career retrospective concert accompanied by her current band and by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra. Held on Saturday, September 26 at the Sosnoff Theater at Bard, the concert benefits the Bard College Conservatory as it celebrates its tenth season.
Tickets cost $50 and $75. A special $250 benefit ticket includes admission to a reception with Merchant and other artists. Tickets are available at https://fishercenter.bard.edu. Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson.