Poetry & Music

Members $15, nonmembers $20, students $10

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8pm

Location: Atriu

PEM Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin returns to explore the dynamic intersections of music, poetry, performance and creative expression. In an evening of discussion and performance, Aucoin dives into the poetry of James Merrill, whose work forms the basis of Aucoin’s new song cycle Merrill Songs. Merrill’s poetry performs a strange alchemy on the English language: In his hands, words themselves seem to be miniature pieces of music.

Eunice and Jay Panetta and the Robert N. Shapiro Fund for Innovation provided generous support. Also made possible in part by supporters of PEM’s Present Tense Initiative: Terry and Dick Albright, Dick and Deborah Carlson, Susan and Appy Chandler and Fay Chandler.

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