My friend, the poet Anthony Hawley, is coming back to NYC from Nebraska next weekend for a concert that sounds really promising: on the program are some of his poems set to music. A fitting thing as his wife is a musician herself. So, here's the press release in case you're in the area and are looking for an affordable poetry & music event, too:
Aram Khatchaturian: Trio in G minor for clarinet, violin and piano
Pierre Jalbert: Icefield Sonnets on poetry of Anthony Hawley for soprano, baritone, violin, cello, percussion and piano; Nicholas Armstrong, conductor
Pierre Jalbert: Two movements from the Sonata for Marimba
Pierre Jalbert: Four Porter Songs on poetry of Christina Porter for soprano, baritone and piano
Walter Rabl: Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano, op. 1
Pierre Jalbert (1967) served as composer-in-residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and teaches composition at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston. He was awarded a Rome Prize, a BBC Masterprize, a Guggenheim Fellowship and BMI and ASCAP awards, among many others.
Anthony Hawley (1977) teaches poetry at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His first full-length collection of poetry, The Concerto Form, will be published in February 2006.
Christina Porter (1984-2005) graduated from Saint Ann's School ('02) in Brooklyn and was a sophomore at Dartmouth College. She died from a head injury sustained while skiing. The concert serves as a tribute to Christina, whose love for music, art and poetry has survived her untimely death.
Sunday, January 22, 2006, at 3 PM, Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music
at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church at Lafayette Avenue and South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn,
four short blocks from the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Tickets: $15, available at the door. Seven tickets: $70. Students: $5.
TDF and High 5 vouchers accepted. Each ticket will be honored at any of the concerts.
Information: (718) 855-3053.