FULL Contemporary Musical Arts: Prodigal Daughter (Aoife O’Donovan) Boston MA 2023
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Contemporary Musical Arts: Prodigal Daughter
- Composer: various
- Libretto: various
- Venue & Opera Company: NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
- Recorded: February 15, 2023
- Type: Concert Live
- Singers: Aoife O’Donovan
- Stage Director:
- Costume Designer:
Information about the Recording
- Published by: New England Conservatory
- Date Published: 2023
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
- Subtitles: nosubs
- Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Aoife O’Donovan with CMA students present a program of contemporary American folk songs, including original songs by CMA students, new takes on traditional music, and performances with O’Donovan of Bullfrogs Croon Suite and The King of All Birds.
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Aoife O’Donovan operates in a thrilling musical world beyond genre. Deemed “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, she has released three critically-acclaimed and boundary-blurring solo albums including her most recent record, 2022’s boldly orchestrated and literarily crafted Age Of Apathy. Recorded and written over the course of Winter and Spring 2021 with acclaimed producer Joe Henry, Age Of Apathy is “stunning” (Rolling Stone) and “taps into the propulsion of prime Joni Mitchell” (Pitchfork). Age of Apathy is nominated for multiple awards, including a GRAMMY nomination for Best Folk Album and two GRAMMY nominations for Prodigal Daughter featuring Allison Russell. Elsewhere, the song B61 was awarded 2022 Song Of The Year by Folk Alliance International.
A savvy and generous collaborator, Aoife is one third of the group I’m With Her with bandmates Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz. The trio’s debut album See You Around was hailed as “willfully open-hearted” by NPR Music. I’m With Her earned an Americana Music Association Award in 2019 for Duo/Group of the Year, and a GRAMMY-award in 2020 for Best American Roots Song.
O’Donovan spent the preceding decade as co-founder and front woman of the string band, Crooked Still and is the featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions – the group with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. She has appeared as a featured vocalist with over a dozen symphonies including the National Symphony Orchestra, written for Alison Krauss, performed with jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas, and spent a decade as a regular contributor to the radio variety shows “Live From Here” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”