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GenPEM Historic House Concert with Gaby Moreno

August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:30–9 PM
at the Cotting-Smith Assembly House | 138 Federal Street | Salem

GenPEM hosted a historic house concert with Gaby Moreno at the recently re-opened Cotting Smith Assembly House. Remarks by Trevor Smith, Curator of the Present Tense, and Steven Mallory, Manager of Historic Structures and Landscapes contextualized the performance and celebrated the activation of PEM’s historic houses. Guests enjoyed cocktails, and beers from the event sponsor NOTCH, and bites while enjoying two sets. Read an article about the performance here.

Born and raised in Guatemala, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno delivered an original blend of jazz, blues and 60’s rock and soul. Her warm, soulful sound has earned her the appreciation of audiences across Latin America, Europe and the United States. In 2013, she received a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. She also co-wrote the theme song for NBC's hit television show Parks and Recreation. Moreno's unique lane of music straddles both the English and Spanish speaking world and offered an intoxicating invitation to experience her music.

PEM’s Cotting-Smith Assembly House, nestled in Salem's McIntire District, is a Federal-style house built in 1786 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This Federalist clubhouse hosted many balls, concerts and lectures, including a dance attended by George Washington. The house was remodeled into a mansion by renowned architect Samuel McIntire in 1789 for use as a private residence.

Read more about the event in this Northshore Magazine article.