The Poet’s Voice: The Collaborative Art in Words and Music
Visions and Voices
Enjoy a beautiful program of American and English songs from classical and popular traditions, as well as recitations of selected poems, in an evening with poet Dana Gioia, pianist Victoria Kirsch and alumni of the USC Thornton School of Music.
Description:Enjoy a beautiful program of American and English songs from classical and popular traditions, as well as recitations of selected poems. The performance will be presented in conjunction with the USC Fisher Museum’s exhibition Drawn to Language (September 3 through December 7), which explores the relationship between visual art and literature. The program will feature renowned poet Dana Gioia, the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC; pianist Victoria Kirsch; and alumni of the USC Thornton School of Music, including soprano Shana Blake Hill, baritone Nmon Ford and singer-songwriter Nikhil Korula. A post-performance discussion will explore the process of collaboration from several perspectives: poet-composer, singer-pianist, artwork-curator and performer-audience.
Organized by the USC Fisher Museum of Art.
Photo (Dana Gioia): Lynda Koolish