UPDATE: the entire Poets & Patriots Live recital is now available on Youtube — click here!
To celebrate “George Washington’s Birthday” (aka. Presidents’ Day), the University of Michigan’s American Music Institute with the Star Spangled Music Foundation presents Poets & Patriots Live! a lecture recital at U-Michigan’s North Campus “Stamps Auditorium” (1226 Murfin Ave. / Ann Arbor 48109) at 8:00 p.m. EST to tell the story of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” (Click here for listing.) If you can’t attend in person, listen live online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/poets-and-patroits-2014-02-17-sa.
You can pick up a copy of the CD and meet many of the artists involved with the project, including Prof. Scott Piper, pianist Jeannette Fang, soprano Leann Schuering, bass Jean Bernard Cerin, alto Kate Nadolny, collaborative pianist Michael Sherman and others. The recital will include the premiere of a new piano-vocal arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by composer Michael Gandolfi from his patriotic cantata Chesapeake: Summer of 1814.