Voice and Verse

May 28, 2021

Program and Description

FRI MAY 28 • 7:30 pm — This concert has passed.

AARON COPLAND: Selections from Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson
JOHN ADAMS: The Wound-Dresser

MARIA SCHNEIDER: Selections from Winter Morning Walks
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Robert Porco, conductor
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Sophia Burgos, soprano
Davóne Tines, baritone
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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Vocal firebrands perform music inspired by poetry we can all relate to, especially now. Two-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke sings the words of Emily Dickinson, a poet who lived in near total isolation from the outside world.

“Her voice among the aisles Incites the timid prayer Of the minutest cricket, The most unworthy flower.”
– Emily Dickinson

Maria Schneider’s “hauntingly beautiful” (NPR) piece follows a poet’s road to recovery after cancer treatment, found on early morning walks near his Midwestern home. And Davóne Tines, an inspiration to composers like John Adams, connects us to Walt Whitman’s timeless perspective on loving and caring for others.

Please note: Chorus and Orchestra members, and all Music Hall staff will continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. We encourage all members of our audience to continue to follow these same measures throughout their visit to Music Hall performances. We thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our community safe and look forward to seeing you at Music Hall.

Reserved Parking: Call 513.381.3300 or go online to purchase parking for Friday (at cost) for $15 in the Washington Park Garage. Advanced parking sales are available online until 2 pm FRI, MAY 28 for this concert.