Maggie Rogers to perform virtually Feb. 21

Maggie Rogers to perform virtual concert

The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter will be University Union's first concert of the spring semester.
Published: February 9, 2021
Maggie Rogers - performing Feb. 21, 2021, virtually at Syracuse University

University Union announced Tuesday that Maggie Rogers will headline a virtual concert on Feb. 21 at 8 p.m.

Graduating from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Rogers released her first EP in 2017 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2020. Her debut studio album, Heard It in a Past Life, entered Billboard’s top album sales chart at No. 1, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and received widespread critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue and more.

“Listening to her music now, it’s hard to tell Maggie Rogers’ grew up as a banjo player in a rural town in Maryland,” Amazon Music commented in its profile of Grammy Awards new artists. Having lived in Paris for a brief time, Rogers received inspiration from dance music and “infused the driving dance beats with her traditional singer-songwriter background.”

“The only thing I wanted to do in my music is be human, and communicate all the aspects of that, which often means being vulnerable,” Rogers told The New York Times. “Those are the kinds of artists I’ve looked up to and the kinds of artists I’ve worked really hard to be like.”

The Sunday evening show has been prerecorded and will premiere virtually on University Union’s ‘Cuse Activities page. It will be free to all Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF students, faculty and staff.

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