Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Lucie Brock-Broido Reads from Her Book
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Folger Consort, the award-winning early-music ensemble, always gifts its audiences with something special for the holidays, and this year is no exception. Christmas in New Spain celebrates the Consort's Instruments of Exploration theme, exploring the 16th and 17th century religious music of Mexico and Peru, seasonal works by Latin American and Spanish composers, and lively early baroque dances. Enjoy the festively decorated Elizabethan Theatre at this special Yuletide concert, featuring the vocal ensemble, guitar, harp, violin, viol and bassoon. Learn More
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Lucie Brock-Broido, director of poetry in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, reads selections from her book The Master Letters, inspired by three mysterious, unsent letters written by Emily Dickinson and found after her death. Brock-Broido's other volumes of poetry include Trouble in Mind and A Hunger. The post-reading reception features black cake made from Dickinson's own recipe.
Co-sponsored with The Poetry Society of America.
Poetry Society of America Director Alice Quinn will introduce and moderate the conversation.
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