- 70 minutes
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Painter Grant Wood revealed little about the stoic pair of midwestern farmers portrayed in his American Gothic (1930). This concert aspires to musically capture the multiplicity of interpretations of Wood’s painting, from dark satire to a celebration of the American spirit. All musical selections are by American composers, including Amy Beach, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Libby Larson, and Charles Ives, with song texts by Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others. The centerpiece, combining melodrama with the macabre, is a musical setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. Whether the weather be “dreary” or your mood “weak and weary,” you will enjoy this afternoon of “many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore.”
Kate Egan, soprano and narrator
Annie Herzog, mezzo-soprano
Luke Honeck, tenor
Kyle Gantz, baritone
Sharman Piper, oboe
Janet Carr-Campbell, piano and organ
Admission includes an elegant post-show reception.
Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event. No tickets will be sold at the event.
Must be age 6 or older to attend.
All COVID-19 Protocols are temporary and subject to change.
Please stay home if you have had a fever or experienced COVID-like symptoms within 48 hours of the event.
Face masks must be worn over the nose and mouth by all audience members. Staff will be wearing masks too. If you do not have a mask, we have a free one for you.
This event will be sold to 100% capacity with no empty seats.
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