On the eve of the midterm election we present an interactive opportunity to reflect on the American Dream: past, present and future. As much as any iconic American writer, Walt Whitman famously embodies a vision of a polyglot New World—native and immigrant, rich and poor.
With Whitman’s 200th birthday upon us, his democratic vision seems a pertinent and inspirational point of departure. Featuring world-renowned baritone William Sharp and hosted by PBS Newshour senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown, this program with discussion explores American identity through music inspired by Walt Whitman.
- Kurt Weill – Whitman Songs
- Ralph Vaughan Williams – Three Poems by Walt Whitman
- Curt Cacioppo – I, madly struggling, cry (premiere performance/PCE commission)
- William Sharp Baritone
- Hosted by PBS Newshour senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown
- Wan-Chi Su Piano
- Lorenzo Candelaria on Whitman and the American Dream
- Brian Yothers on Whitman and immigration
- Martin Murray on Whitman, DC and the Civil War
- A limited number of student discount tickets may become available the week before the concert; check back then.
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- November 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm