Thursday, February 13, 2014

On the Wing: A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word

On the Wing: A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word 

Please join ornithologist Wayne Petersen with Berklee College of Music composer Andrew List  and poet Mary Pinard for the world premiere presentations of "On The Wing: A Celebration of Birds in Spoken Word and Music. The dates for the three local performances are Thurs., Feb. 13th and Tues., Feb. 18th and Sun., Feb. 23rd.  All performances are free and open to the public.

On the Wing: A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word exalts birds as symbols of wonderment, freedom, and beauty. On the Wing will showcase 12 original songs by Andrew List, played by noted pianist George Lopez, Artist-in-Residence at Bowdoin College, and sung by renowned mezzo-soprano Krista River. Interspersed through the song cycle will be poems written and recited by poet and Babson College English Professor Mary Pinard and commentary by Wayne Petersen, Mass Audubon’s Director of Important Bird Areas. On The Wing includes songs and poems about backyard birds, birds of the field, shorebirds  and vanishing species.
The program will conclude with a question-and-answer period between the artists and the audience, moderated by Andrew List.


Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:30 pm David Friend Recital Hall 921 Boylston St. Boston Berklee College of Music
Friday, Feb. 14, 4 pmSaturday, Feb. 15, 7:30 pm Sudzinski Recital Hall Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 pm Glavin Chapel 231 Forest St. Babson College, Wellesley, MA
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:00 pm Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, 180 Main St. Andover,MA

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