The program will explore the contrasting and transcendent themes of light and dark, finite and infinite, nature and man as seen through the eyes of some of America’s most celebrated poets and composers. We will premiere The Eye Begins to See, a new work by composer and conductor Donald McCullough based on the poetry of American poet, Theodore Roethke. The program will feature guest artists Words&Music, Inc., a Virginia-based vocal chamber music ensemble. Other pieces on the program will include works by Cecil Effinger, Adolphus Hailstork, Stephen Chatman and Daniel Pinkham.
Pre-Concert Lecture, 3:00 pm
Join us for a free pre-concert event “American Poetry and the American Experience,” moderated by Rob Casper, Director of the Library of Congress’ Office of Poetry and Literature.
Event begins at 4:00PM
Presented by: Washington Master Chorale