Grammy-nominated vocalist Batalla got her start in the music industry as Leonard Cohen’s backup vocalist, leading to a successful solo career and a friendship that lasted until Cohen’s death in
Grammy-nominated vocalist Batalla got her start in the music industry as Leonard Cohen’s backup vocalist, leading to a successful solo career and a friendship that lasted until Cohen’s death in 2016. Batalla was one of the first performers on our stage, in 1998—not long after she released her first solo albums. She has performed on our stage, and conducted student outreach programs, several times, since then. This time, Batalla pays tribute to her mentor — best known for his classic “Hallelujah” — with a new selection of covers and revivals of some of Cohen’s most treasured works as well as personal stories gathered from two decades of touring and recording with one of music’s most prolific visionaries.
Batalla has been featured in films and television, and has taken her unique sound on tour in some of the most prestigious venues around the world. She has also bought her music to some of the poorest communities in the United States. The Los Angeles-born artist has also remained deeply committed to honoring her roots, and sharing with young audiences the beauty of music and the Spanish language. Batalla is the recipient of the United Nation’s Earth Charter Award for “extraordinary devotion to social and economic justice” and the Premio Fronterizo Award for “healing work in the world”. Batalla will lead a Student Outreach program, in conjunction with this performance.
(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1750 Kearns Boulevard
Park City InstitutePark City Institute (formerly Park City Performing Arts Foundation) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class performances and innovative ideas to the community we serve. Founded in 1998, PCI introduces emerging artists, welcomes celebrated musicians, produces award winning theater and creates intimate opportunities for Park City to experience and engage with the world’s most creative, inspiring, thoughtful and provocative minds. We currently produce two seasons worth of programming - summer’s St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series and the fall/winter Main Stage series at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts – in addition to more intimate events such as our Curiosities Dinners, workshops and retreats. DONATE As an intentionally lean organization committed to investing the majority of our annual budget directly into the talent we invite to our stages, PCI relies on the continued support of our sponsors, donors, members and patrons. Because of their generosity and shared belief that arts and culture are the backbone of any strong community, PCI is able to ensure equitable access to all its programming by way of free tickets for Park City’s underserved. PCI champions education by creating experiential classroom learning opportunities through which Park City School District students directly engage, collaborate and create with the speakers, musicians and performers we host.435-655-3114 firstname.lastname@example.org