HOWL, the series debut of Emmanuel Music’s Late Night at Emmanuel in Back Bay at Emmanuel Church (15 Newbury Street) on September 23 at 8 pm (and again at 10 pm).
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Emmanuel Music’s Late Night at Emmanuel is a series of programs fully curated by members of its acclaimed ensemble and is complemented by fun nibbles, drinks and composer and artist talkbacks.
What is HOWL?
The evening will feature “HOWL,” a speaker and string quartet that sets the poetry of Allen Ginsberg to music by Lee Hyla, performed by baritone David Kravitz and the Arneis Quartet. In addition, there are twosettings of Ginsberg’s poem “A Supermarket in California,” from Andy Vores and Elena Ruehr, both written for Kravitz and the Arneis Quartet. This poem describes an imaginary encounter between the poet and Walt Whitmen, whom Ginsberg greatly admired, as Whitman wanders around a supermarket, then out into the night, and finally to the Greek underworld.
The evening will also feature the world premiere of “Schwartzsongs” from Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Harbison. The threeSchwartzsongs were written between 2015 and 2017 and are the composer’s effort to reproduce the reciting and reading voice of renowned poet, educator and WBUR contributor, Lloyd Schwartz, who will narrate the program. Harbison’s composition “The Right to Pleasure,” for mezzo-soprano and string quintet, will receive its Boston premiere of the orchestrated version. It will be performed by mezzo-soprano Lynn Torgrove, the Arneis Quartet, and double bassist Randall Zigler.