THE POETESS SINGSA Tribute to Emily Dickinson
Includes Works by Ernst Bacon, Robert Baksa, Gordon Binkerd,
Aaron Copland, John Duke, Lee Hoiby, Otto Luening & William Roy
CAROLYN HEAFNER, soprano
Shirley Ann Seguin, Piano
"The Poetess Sings was conceived and written as both theater and concert. It is an integration of songs, poetry, anecdotes, excerpts from letters, and biography flowing together to form a cohesive theater piece. There are 28 musical settings by American composers ...a mosaic of the life, letters, and poems of Emily Dickinson and their musical settings."
Greensboro Daily News, Greensboro NC
"She simply, respectfully, and very lovingly, gives us a few thumbnail bits and pieces of Dickinson's life, and then electrifies us with 28 of the poems, set to music...."
The Globe-Times, Bethlehem PA
"This is a worthy project...nicely conceived and executed"
Fanfare [March/April 2004]