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Poet‘s Corner

June 6-8, 2014

Our June concert moves forward in time with an exploration of contemporary settings of the world‘s great poetry. Featured works include Paul Hindemith‘s Six Chansons, with texts by Rainer Maria Rilke, and Verses from the Rubáiyát, a song cycle by Emma Lou Diemer of Omar Khayyám‘s poetry. Beautiful, expressive settings by Eric Whitacre, Frank Ticheli and Sanford Dole of poetry by Sara Teasdale, William Shakespeare and Charles Baudelaire round out this lovely concert.

Poet‘s Corner Program:

Nancy Wertsch: Songs of the Spirit Poet: William Blake (1757 – 1827)

Nils Lindberg: Shall I Compare Thee Poet: William Shakespeare (1564 (baptised) – 1616)

Paul Hindemith: Six Chansons Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Stacy Garrop: Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950)

Eric Whitacre: hope, faith, life, love Poet: e.e. cummings (1894 – 1962)

Elliot Levine: i thank You God Poet: e.e. cummings (1894 – 1962)


Michael Kaulkin: Are Friends Delight or Pain Poet: Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)

Sanford Dole: Invitation to a Voyage Poet: Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821- 1867)

Frank Ticheli: There Will Be Rest Poet: Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933)

Emma Lou Diemer: Verses from the Rubáiyát Poet: Omar Khayyám (1048 – 1131)

Read the program notes by artistic director Sanford Dole.

Join us for a preview lecture a half hour before each concert.

Concert dates and locations:

Friday, June 6, 8:00pm
1675 Winchester Blvd.
San Francisco
Saturday, June 7, 8:00pm
500 De Haro St.
Palo Alto
Sunday, June 8, 4:30pm
305 North California Ave (at Bryant)