RCAS Holiday Concert – Two Poets in Music: Whitman and Pushkin

RCAS Dec 6
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, Dec 6  |  7:30 pm

Celebrate the holidays with RCAS at this lyrical, bilingual concert, followed by a festive reception with the artists!

RCAS continues its homage to poets with a tribute to
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), whose bicentennial will be celebrated in 2019

The wide-ranging Dec. 6 program pairs the free verse of this most American of poets with the elegant stanzas of the most Russian of poets, Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

Featured composers, whose settings of Pushkin and Whitman will be sung in Russian and in English, include Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, César Cui, Charles Ives, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ned Rorem, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Slonimsky, Georgy Sviridov and Kurt Weill

A highlight of the concert will be the performance of Lee Hoiby's song cycle "I Was There: Five Poems of Walt Whitman"

Soprano Shelley Jackson
Baritone Kevin Wetzel
Pianists Michael Sheppard and Vera Danchenko-Stern

General admission is $55
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