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The Poem/The Song


Tickets: $39 and up

Music inspired by the poem and poetry placed in a variety of contrasting musical settings. Performances include Margaret Atwood reading her poetry accompanied by a new musical suite, Thom Allison singing from the famous musical inspired by T. S. Eliot, Andrew Burashko performing Liszt based on Petrarch’s Sonnets, Gregory Hoskins and the jazz standard, "I Thought About You" paired with August Kleinzahler’s poetic homage "George Crumb’s Apparition" inspired by Walt Whitman’s poetry and sung by soprano Carla Huhtonen, and the ultimate marriage of poetry and music: the work of Leonard Cohen.