Poetic Muses: Britten, Auden and Sitwell
Wednesday, September 11th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
This is a free event. A limited number of advanced tickets are available at cwfestival2013.eventbrite.com (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
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.