Celebrating National Poetry Month: Original works by Member Composers

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Think of Santos , Poem by Claudia Castro Luna, Music by Hilary Field

Eight Poems from “Killing Marías,” Poem by Claudia Castro Luna, Music by Hilary Field
María Agustina Mystical Rose
María Cristina Hanging Chrysallis
María de los Angeles Boundless Love
María Queen of Lullabies
María Estela Cause of Our Joy
María Luisa y Sus Tres Niños Fiercest of Mothers

Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope), Poem by Pablo Neruda, Music by Hilary Field

Hilary Field, guitar
Jill Carlsen, reader

Fragments from an Alzheimer’s Journey: Goodbye Again, Poetry by Esther Altshul Helfgott, Music by Janet Anderson
  1. He’s sadness
  2. Today I wheel him to the window
  3. More and more
  4. His face is my grandfather’s
  5. Today as I walked into his room
  6. He’s better today
  7. Tonight at dinner
  8. He’s bedridden
  9. He’s weak and tired
  10. How long?
  11. Goodbye. Again.
Tiina Ritalahti, soprano
Kathryn Zufall, violin
Janet Anderson, piano
Memories of You, Poems by Alina Rios, Settings by Nicole Truesdell
  1. Go Ahead and Howl
  2. Doors
  3. Falling
  4. Life in Clover
Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Jill Carlsen, recorder
Mathew Briggs, percussion (guest artist)