River Song Quintet
Thursday, July 24th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
A wide array of collaborations between Los Angeles based River Song Quintet and Ohio poet David Baker. The three-part event includes semi-improvisatory interplay between David Baker and River Song Quintet guitarist Gregory Uhlmann, followed by the premier performance of “Scavenger Loop,” Baker’s lyric sequence which blends elements of the pastoral elegy with eco-poetic narratives, scored by Gregory Uhlmann for River Song Quintet. The evening’s concluding piece is a six-movement song cycle, composed by Uhlmann for River Song, using Baker’s poems as libretto. This special event will mark the premier of several pieces composed specifically for this evening of music and poetry.
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.