Lori Lieberman & Matangi Quartet
This fall the new album of Lori Lieberman is set to come out. On “The Girl and the Cat”, her eighteenth album, we can hear the successful singer-songwriter from Los Angeles in a collaboration with the Dutch Mantangi Quartet. This concert will take place in the large hall of Doornroosje for a seated audience.
The album will be presented live in Carnegie Hall New York on 4 October. After that, Lori Lieberman and the Matangi Quartet are taking “The Girl and the Cat” on a short tour which includes a show in Nijmegen.
When singer-songwriter Lori Lieberman wrote the classic song ‘Killing Me Softly’ in 1972 it changed her life forever. As a part of the West Coast Music Scene she was put on par in the seventies with acts like The Eagles, Joni Mitchell and John Stewart; she also worked with other major artists like Leonard Cohen. On her part Lori, who has been an active musician for over 40 years, has been a source of inspiration for many other artists.
The Matangi Quartet is a Dutch string quartet. Renowned and beloved for their groundbreaking, yet always exuberant collaborations they are part of a new generation of classical musicians. The have shared stages with contemporary heavyweights like Ivo Janssen and Tania Kross, but have also had successful collaborations with Herman van Veen, Youp van ‘t Hek, DJ Kypski and Eric Vloeimans.
Her brand new album “Lori Lieberman & The Matangi Quartet, the Girl and the Cat” (Butler Records) consists of 13 compositions that don’t just have Lori as a songwriter but also as an arranger.
In Lori’s own words: “From the moment that I first played with the Matangi Quartet I have been looking for a collaborative project with them. I was impressed by their artistry and sensitivity and I just knew this would be a very special match. The result is even more magical than I could have dreamed of and I cannot wait to share it with the world.”
Note: this is a seated concert (with non-fixed seating) in Doornroosje.