'When in Rome' starring Lua Hadar with Twist
International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio perform Italian and American jukebox hits from the 1950s through the 80s in their new show, 'When in Rome.' Produced by New Performance Group and The Italian Cultural Institute at the Institute's new Opera Plaza location (San Francisco Civic Center) the show features popular Italian and American tunes by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di là, Volare and of course When in Rome.
Lua has been an Italophile since she can remember, living in Italy several years while touring as a performer, becoming fluent in the language and falling in love with all things Italian. In January 2015, Lua was invited with Twist's Music Director Jason Martineau to create the live musical backdrop for La Dolce Vita, a benefit for San Francisco Symphony. The warm reception she received inspired her to mold the jukebox hit set list into 'When in Rome,' adding some new arrangements and a handful of the humorous and heartfelt stories that are the hallmark of this vibrant performer and her band Twist.
Vocals: Lua Hadar
Piano: Jason Martineau
Bass: Dan Feiszli
Drums: Kelly Park
Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm at The Italian Cultural Institute
(Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco)
Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco.
Doors at 7:00. Tickets $20 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets at the door $25. Students at The Italian Cultural Institute may purchase advance tickets for $15 with a password. Tickets by phone at 1-800-838-3006 for event 2535731.
SEE VIDEO AT https://youtu.be/MgmmbGCMoRA
LUA HADAR BIO
Lua Hadar has charmed audiences from New York's Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok's Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris. She has performed numerous times at San Francisco's legendary Fairmont Hotel, as well as The Plush Room, The Rrazz Room, Jazz at Pearl's, Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex and Yoshi's Jazz Club. In addition to the Iridium, New York audiences have welcomed her home at Somethin' Jazz Club and the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village.
Lua's 5-year residency in Italy as an actor, singer and international tour co-producer brought her to work with two Italian theater companies on tour in Europe and North America. Hadar produced the Italian-Inspired comic cabaret festival, Cabaret Comico, from 2013-2015 in San Francisco, most recently hosting the vocal comedy of 15 local performers on stage at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, in the heart of North Beach.
As an indie performer-producer, Hadar has released three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist, her cosmopolitan jazz ensemble. Twist's most recent recording, the CD and DVD Like A Bridge, was nominated for an Independent Music Award and released at Yoshi's Jazz Club in September of 2013 after its screen premiere at San Francisco's Historic Balboa Theater.
A credentialed teaching artist with an M.A. in Education, Lua has coached students of all ages, trained teachers and presented at conferences. Last year she returned to Lille, France to teach a 2-day Master Class on American Jazz Standards with pianist Dave Austin. She has taught opera outreach for San Francisco Opera Education for the last 6 years. Lua can frequently be found behind the scenes at the Bay Areas best theaters, guiding and instructing professional youth performers.
Institute of Italian Culture at Opera Plaza (View)
601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|