Saturday, May 25, 2024

Scenic Songs: A Hiking Concert with Alisa Amador

Alisa Amador

About Scenic Songs: A Hiking Concert with Alisa Amador

Calling all hiking enthusiasts and music lovers! The Trustees is pleased to announce new season of “Scenic Songs” hiking concerts to take place at properties across the Commonwealth in 2024. Join us on the trail with some of your favorite performing artists for a guided hike and intimate live music experience like no other. These unplugged and acoustic shows are unique opportunities to enjoy live music in community and nature. 

On May 25th, join Alisa Amador on the trail at Fruitlands Museum!

Praised by NPR’s Bob Boilen as a “powerful voice whose tender performance commands attention and fosters connection,” Alisa Amador made history in 2022 with the first-ever Spanish language song to win the prestigious Tiny Desk Contest. Now, two years later, the bilingual singer/songwriter is formally introducing herself with her stunning full-length debut, Multitudes. Recorded with co-producers Tyler Chester and Daniel Radin, the album is a bold, captivating self-portrait, one that serves not only as a testament to how far Amador has come (she’s earned dates with everyone from Hozier and Brandi Carlile to Lake Street Dive and Maggie Rogers) but also as a celebration of where she comes from (her roots span Puerto Rico, New Mexico, Argentina, and New England). Slipping effortlessly between Spanish and English and featuring appearances from Gaby Moreno, Madison Cunningham, and Quinn Christopherson, the collection is raw and vulnerable, at once steeped in devastating loss and uncertainty, but also laced with the hope and resilience of a young woman learning to find her voice and stand her ground. Certainly, Multitudes is a beautiful record—the way Amador’s crystalline voice cuts through the album’s lush synthesizers, dreamy guitars, and cinematic string arrangements is nothing short of spellbinding—but more than that, it’s a fierce work of discovery and affirmation, a profound, revelatory meditation on triumph and loss, endings and beginnings, identity and belonging.

Fruitlands Museum Trail Hiking Details- Moderate

For this program, guests will hike about 2.5 miles through the Fruitlands Museum Trail system, with a mixture of flat paths and limited periods of moderate uphill climbs. A little over mid-way through the hike, we will stop at a vista to enjoy Alisa Amador’s fully unplugged performance with the Nashua Valley, Mount Wachusett, and Monadnock Range as a backdrop.

Trail snacks provided. We recommend that guests bring a portable camp stool or blanket for seating during the live music set. We will also have a limited number of camp stools available for use.

Please note, audience size for this intimate offering is limited and pre-registration is required.

We also invite guests for this Scenic Songs program to arrive early and enjoy the Annual Fruitlands Kite Festival , taking place on the museum grounds on May 25th from 1-4pm.

In the event of inclement weather, a rain date has been held for this program on May 26 from 1:30-4:30pm. Any scheduling changes will be communicated to registered guests via email. 

Interested in more live music on the trail? Be sure to check out the series lineup for Scenic Songs!

And stay tuned for more coming soon!

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