Natalia Zukerman Performs on Valentine's Day in Tune with GCC's 'Met My Mate' Alumni Event

February 14, 2013 at Genesee Community College's Stuart Steiner Theatre will be a night to remember for all the right reasons.

Batavia, NY- February 14, 2013 at Genesee Community College’s Stuart Steiner Theatre will be a night to remember for all the right reasons.

As singer, songwriter and guitarist, Natalia Zukerman shares her “rootsy warmth” through a blend of folk, jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass, country and classical music, she will be performing to a special audience. Genesee Community College has sent a special invitation to more than 125 alumni, all who met their life partners at GCC! Prior to Natalia’s performance at 7p.m., these special guests will celebrate their unique and distinctive unions from their alma mater at the “Met My Mate at GCC” Reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Lobby Art Gallery outside the Stuart Steiner Theatre.

The not-to-be-missed Zukerman concert isn’t just for GCC ‘love birds,’ however. In fact, it is the perfect place to enjoy a night of great music with or without romantic connections. Zukerman’s “Dusty Valentine” concert will be a special night for all, as she plays her unique slide guitar with her seductive vocals, unapologetic lyrics and sharp wit.

Zukerman is also a visual artist who allows her artistic and creative instincts to move, shape and influence one another. She is a mural painter and designer, and while living in San Francisco she had her own mural company, Off the Wall. Now a resident of Brooklyn, NY, Zukerman has numerous murals in restaurants and public spaces in and around Brooklyn, as well as across the U.S. and in Cuba.

“It’s the community art process that still excites and inspires me most—its ability to tell a story, to ignite activism and to bring together groups of people to create long-lasting, meaningful and beautiful works of art,” she states on her website, which is

Zukerman passed through this region last summer impressing audiences at a ‘blue moon’ concert at the Silver Lake Institute. Local resident Loren Penman, in continuing her ongoing connection and commitment to the community, is organizing the February concert giving local audiences another opportunity to hear Zukerman’s eclectic music, including tunes from her brand new album, “Gypsies and Clowns.”

In addition to organizing the concert in tandem with GCC’s Met My Mate Alumni Reception, Penman is ensuring all proceeds from the concert support the College. Two Genesee Community College student clubs, specifically the Criminal Justice and Veterinary Technology student organizations will benefit from the fundraising aspect of the event.

“I can assure you, there will be no better way to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Batavia than with the rich musical talent and engaging personality of Natalia Zukerman,” Penman said. “I encourage everyone to join us—come with a date, a spouse, a friend or come alone—it will be a perfect evening.”

Ticket prices are adults $12; GCC alumni, seniors, staff $10; and GCC students with valid ID are $6.
•For Met My Mate at GCC Alumni Reception and concert tickets contact Jackie Christenson, Alumni Coordinator at 585-343-0055 x6265.
•For concert details and ticket information, contact GCC Box Office at 585-345-6814 or
•For a photograph of Natalia Zukerman go to:
•For general information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

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