DONALD HALL & E.E. CUMMINGS POEMS
SET TO MUSIC
The Grolier Poetry Book Shop is hosting a fundraiser tonight featuring the work of two distinguished poets with deep ties to the Grolier, Donald Hall and E.E.Cummings. These poems have been set to music by Boston composers.
The program for Musical Notes at 90 is as follows
- A performance of 4 settings of E.E. Cummings in Just- by 4 different WordSong composers [Howard Frazin, Benjamin Pesetsky, Tom Schnauber, and Adam Simon] performed by Krista River, mezzo soprano, Rafael Popper Keizer, cello, and Robert Schulz, marimba.
- The premiere of a new song cycle, Letting Go, by Howard Frazin that is a setting of 6 Donald Hall poems [The Wish, The Child, Moon Shot, Villanelle, By the Exeter River, and White Apples] performed by Keith Phares, baritone, and Linda Osborn, piano. Letting Go, an early 90th birthday present for Mr. Hall, will include a video introduction by Donald Hall.
Ticket prices are as follows:
General Audience: $37.50
Sponsor/Patron: $75.00, preferred seating, and a higher level of support for the mission of the Grolier.
Please join us tonight, and at future events, and visit our bookstore often.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to support the mission of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, please consider making a donation.
While much has changed since the
Grolier Poetry Book Shop opened its doors in 1927,
what remains constant is that people
and poetry needs a home.
The Grolier is that home.
This fundraiser celebrates the rich literary tradition of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop while providing support as we plan for our 100th year.
Thank you for your support.