Poetic Muses: Britten, Auden and Sitwell

Poetic Muses: Britten, Auden and Sitwell : Foundation Events

Wednesday, Sep 11, 7:00PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission

This is a free event. A limited number of advanced tickets are available at (UPDATE: advanced ticketing is now closed). Additional seating is available the night of the performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30pm for a reception preceding the performance. The program will begin at 7pm and is expected to run about an hour.

The Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago opens their 2013 Collaborative Works festival with a salon concert focusing on Benjamin Britten’s rich relationships with the poets W.H. Auden and Edith Sitwell and their impact on his artistry and life. The evening will feature performances of Britten’s work inspired by Auden and Sitwell, including a complete performance of The Heart of the Matter, designed as a showcase for Sitwell and her poetry at the 1956 Aldeburgh Festival.

Featured performers in this salon are soprano Kiera Duffy, pianist and CAIC executive director Shannon McGinnis, and tenor and CAIC artistic director Nicholas Phan.

Co-sponsored by Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago Presents

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