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Musical Notes at 90, Donald Hall & E.E. Cummings Poems, Set to Music A Fundraiser to Benefit the Grolier Poetry Book Shop
OBERON Shows
November 14, 2017 at 8PM
Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Tickets priced at $37.50 are available at the door.

The Grolier Poetry Book Shop, the oldest poetry book shop in the United States, is celebrating its 90th year. As part of our celebration, we are pleased to present a fundraiser featuring the work of two distinguished poets with deep ties to the Grolier: Donald Hall and E.E. Cummings. This event will take place at OBERON on Tuesday, November 14 at 8PM

The music program will feature settings by Boston composers of poems from E. E. Cummings and Donald Hall.  The program will begin with 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. This will be followed by 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 is an early 90th birthday present for Mr. Hall and the presentation will include a video introduction by Donald Hall himself.

Tickets prices are as follows:
Student: $20
General Audience: $37.50
Sponsor/Patron: $75, which includes preferred seating, and a higher level of support for the mission of the Grolier.

While much has changed since the Grolier opened its doors in 1927, what remains constant is that people need poetry, and poetry needs a home. The Grolier is that home. We hope to see you at our event, and we thank you for your generosity.


 

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Ticket prices

$20 - 75

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

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