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American Composer Showcase - Poems Set to Music

  • Upper Valley Music Center 63 Hanover Street Lebanon, NH, 03766 United States (map)

Join UVMC Faculty Violist Jennifer Turbes and UVMC Faculty Pianist Vicky
Nooe with guest Soprano Helen Hassinger for an evening of music by
contemporary American composers Libby Larsen, William Bolcom, Tom Cipullo
and more! With hummable melodies and English texts, this concert is great
for all lovers of music. Pieces range from the reflective to the humorous -
something for everyone!

Enjoy poems that American contemporary composers have set to music – some
funny poems by Billy Collins, some poignant poems about death (but
remarkably hopeful), Emily Dickinson poems and poems by New Hampshire Poet
Laureate Jane Kenyon. Libby Larsen’s viola sonata has a lot of jazz
elements and catchy rhythms. The program also has plenty of female poets
and composers. The way the composers set the poetry clues you in on how the
composers interpret it.

Cost: $15 adults; $5 for 18 and under. Tickets available at the door.

Contact: Upper Valley Music Center