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Singer-Songwriter Beth Orton Performs in Zankel Hall on Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 PM

Singer-songwriter Beth Orton brings her unique blend of folk and electronica music to Zankel Hall on Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 p.m. Orton will perform tracks from her inventive new album, Kidsticks, featuring electronic and vocal explorations that are fresh and daring.

This performance is part of the annual WFUV Liveat Zankel concert series, which celebrates the art of singer/songwriters and highlights the eclectic nature of their music. WFUV’s Music Director Rita Houston curates the series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.

Prior to this performance, starting at 9:00 p.m., ticketholders are invited to enjoy Late Nights at Zankel Hall, a laid-back pre-concert experience. The first 200 ticketholders to arrive will receive a complimentary drink courtesy of Carnegie Hall. For more information, please visit carnegiehall.org/latenights.

About the Artist
Beth Orton has been one of the most unique and beguiling voices in music for the past two decades. Her debut LP–Trailer Park–pioneered a synthesis of electronic and acoustic songs to huge acclaim. The follow up–Central Reservation–brought international success and the Brit Award for best British female. Further albums like the Jim O’Rourke-produced Comfort of Strangers and 2012’s Sugaring Season deepened the breadth of her craft (Sugaring Season was described by Pitchfork as "ten songs of sweet resilience delivered by a voice of seemingly effortless expression.”).

When musicians talk about getting back to their roots, it’s usually an excuse to pull out a battered old acoustic guitar to create some bare bones music. In Beth Orton’s case, going back to her roots meant something very different. Having relocated to California a couple of years ago, Beth began experimenting with a series of electronic loops that would eventually come together as her career-redefining new album; a record inspired both by the wide-open nature of Los Angeles and the spirit of Beth’s earliest recordings (electronic work with producers like William Orbit, Andrew Weatherall and Kieran Hebden as well as groove-based music with Red Snapper). Co-produced by Beth and Andrew Hung, Kidsticks reframes Beth’s unmistakable voice inside ten pure, audacious, playful, and kinetic songs. A resolutely focused album, it represents a rare chance to hear an established artist get plugged in and completely rework the songwriting process with wide-eyed, open-minded glee.

About WFUV Live at Zankel
The WFUV Live at Zankel series, which began in October 2005 as City Folk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format which blends adult rock, alternative rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Previous artists who have performed as part of the series include Rosanne Cash, Citizen Cope, Cowboy Junkies, Alejandro Escovedo, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, Shelby Lynne, Aimee Mann, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega, among others.

WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org), New York’s source for music discovery, is a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, award-winning local news and sports, and a diverse weekend lineup. WFUV’s robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.

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