Elisa Korenne to kick off free summer concerts in Staples

Elisa Korenne will open the Summer Music in the Park series in Staples, Sunday, July 15, at 7 p.m.

Elisa Korenne will open the Summer Music in the Park Series in Staples Sunday, July 15, at 7 p.m.

Korenne’s performing experience spans pop-rock and funk-rock bands, an Israeli blues band, a cappella singing groups, theater, and, most recently, the pop-rock-folk troubadour tradition.

“One of the best albums we’ve ever heard,” said a reviewer of one of her recent CDs, “with the attitude of female country, the grounded rootsy sound of Americana and the accessibility of folk rock.” Even while she draws from various genres as different as adult contemporary and Americana country, her sound is cohesive, well-blended and catchy. For those who lean towards adult female rock, she has guts, substance and yet, she never loses her elegant touch.”

After receiving her bachelor of arts degree in history from Yale University, Korenne took a break from performing music while she earned a master’s degree in international development from the London School of Economics, co-founded the international technology nonprofit Geekcorps, and created an innovative policy consulting firm. Reconnecting with her first love — music — Korenne has dedicated herself to writing, recording and performing.

The Music in the Park Concerts will be held in the Northern Pacific Park Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., beginning July 15 and will run through Aug. 19. For more information on the Music in the Park series check out www.staplesmotleyarts.org

Northern Pacific Park is located at 625 Sixth St. N.E. Turn north on Sixth Street at the junction of Highways 10 and 210 and go six blocks. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved to Centennial Auditorium.

The Music in the Park Series is funded by the Staples Host Lions Club. The Series is organized by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, with the assistance of the Staples Motley Public Schools and the city of Staples.