October 1, 2021


7:30 PM



The 21/22 Season opens with the 2019 Latin GRAMMY winner for best new artist—a FREE event for all!


The 2019 Latin GRAMMY winner for best new artist, Nella is “a Venezuelan singer living in New York who can convey flamenco tension even in a near-whisper” (The New York Times) and has sold out venues around the globe.

No tickets are necessarily for the Hill. This event is FREE and outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged. Seating will not be socially distanced. Reserved covered seating is still available through the Miller Outdoor Theatre by clicking the "Buy Tickets" button above.

If you reserved tickets through Society for the Performing Arts, you will receive your tickets for reserved covered seating via mail by the week of the performance. 


Born in Venezuela, Nella skyrocketed to international renown fueled by her powerhouse voice and undeniable presence. In a short time, she went from Berklee College of Music graduate to winner of the 2019 Latin GRAMMY®Award for Best New Artist. That same year, her full-length debut, Voy (I Go) received acclaim from NPR and yielded the hit “Me Llaman Nella” (They Call Me Nella) which surpassed 1.4 million Spotify streams and 1.4 million views on YouTube. In addition, the title track was named the 14th best song of 2019, in any genre, by the New York Times.

Merging the folklore roots of Venezuela, modern production, and Andalusian inspirations, her sound resounds in every corner of the globe. Not only has she packed venues throughout the United States, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, and the UK, but she has also accompanied Alejandro Sanz, Jennifer López, Carlos Vives, Luis Enrique, Susana Baca, Los Amigos Invisibles, Monsieur Periné, Caramelos de Cianuro and Guaco as a soloist. Notably, Academy® Award winner Asghar Farhadi recruited her to join the A-list cast of his film Everybody Knows alongside  Academy® Award winner Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, and Academy® Award winner Penélope Cruz. Illuminating her talents, she performed songs written exclusively for the screenplay. It opened at the Cannes Film Festival to rapturous applause.

“I have been lucky to collaborate with her and deeply respect her distinctive and soulful artistry”
Gustavo Dudamel 
Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board

Photo credit: Alessandro Martino

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