David Allen Wehr plays Debussy's Suite Bergamasque and L'isle joyeuse
3:00 p.m. Concert
A co-presentation with Pittsburgh Song Collaborative, Benjamin Binder, Artistic Director
Schubert was most famous during his lifetime for his over 600 songs, some of which were grouped into cycles. Perhaps the most important of these is the death-haunted "Winterreise", a journey into winter's darkness many music lovers consider Schubert's finest achievement in song. Vocal expert Benjamin Binder is joined by acclaimed baritone Daniel Teadt. Winter is coming!
With its themes of alienation, exile, obsession, and lost love, Winterreise speaks to our current social and political moment in moving and startling ways. In addition to a complete, uninterrupted performance of the entire cycle, six Pittsburgh poets (Jen Ashburn, Sheila Carter-Jones, Lori Jakiela, Adriana E. Ramirez, Sheila Squillante, and Don Wentworth) will give readings of new work responding to the songs.
Winterreise (Winter Journey) song cycle, D. 911
Daniel Teadt, baritone Benjamin Binder, piano
Jen Ashburn Sheila Carter-Jones Lori Jakiela Adriana E. Ramirez Sheila Squillante Don Wentworth
Join us at White Whale Bookstore for an evening of words & music featuring poetry by Jenny Ashburn, Jason Irwin, Justin Vicari, & Robert Gibb. Music by Aaron Davis. Emcee Valerie Bacharach.
Jen Ashburn is the author of The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016), and has work published in numerous venues, including The Writer’s Almanac, The MacGuffin and Whiskey Island. Recently, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book selected her poem “Our Mother Drove Barefoot” for the 2018 Public Poetry Project. She holds an MFA from Chatham University, and lives in Pittsburgh.
https://mainstreetragbookstore.com/p…/the-light-on-the-wall/ Robert Gibb was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania. His most recent collection include Among Ruins (Notre Dame Press, 2017), & After, his 11th collection and 2016 winner of the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize.He earned a BA from Kutztown University, an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a PhD f…