On the Wing: A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word

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Wednesday / February 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street

A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word exalts birds as symbols of wonderment, freedom, and beauty. On the Wing will showcase 12 original songs by Berklee College of Music professor and composer Andrew List, played by noted pianist George Lopez, an artist-in-residence at Bowdoin College, and sung by renowned mezzo-soprano Krista River.

Interspersed through the song cycle will be poems written and recited by poet and Babson College English professor Mary Pinard (who also wrote lyrics to the music), and commentary by Wayne Petersen, Mass Audubon’s director of Important Bird Areas and an expert guide. On the Wing includes songs and poems about backyard birds, birds of the field, shorebirds, and vanishing species. The program will conclude with a question-and-answer period with the artists.