"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Thursday, September 22, 2011

“Home of the Long Tides”: The Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Closing Celebrations – Part Three

The third event for the EB100 finale is “I am in need of music”: A Tribute to Elizabeth Bishop, Sunday, 2 October 2011, 3:00 p.m., St. James United Church, Great Village, N.S.

Suzie LeBlanc – soprano
Jocelyne Fleury – mezzo-soprano
Blue Engine String Quartet
John Plant – pianist
Harry Thurston – poet

An Elizabeth Bishop tribute, with an eclectic programme of new Elizabeth Bishop works, contemporary and classical repertoire presented by some of Nova Scotia’s most accomplished artists – with a multi-media twist!

World premiere performances of two settings of Elizabeth Bishop poems, "Sunday 4 A.M." and "In the Middle of the Road," by Canadian composer John Plant. A Canadian premiere of “I am in Need of Music” by American composer Ben Moore.

World Premier of "Sandpiper" (video) produced by Pink Dog Productions of Halifax, N.S.

Music by Rebecca Clarke, Alasdair MacLean, Fanny Mendelssohn, Astor Piazola, Robert Schumann, Dindy Vaughan and Kurt Weill performed by Suzie LeBlanc, Jocelyne Fleury, John Plant and Blue Engine String Quartet.

Readings of Elizabeth Bishop poems by poet and naturalist Harry Thurston.

Tickets can be purchased online at the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia website, at the Masstown Market and Great Village Antiques, or reserved with Sandra Barry at slbarry@ns.sympatico.ca.

A Gallery of the Artists

Suzie LeBlanc

Jocelyne Fleury

Blue Engine String Quartet

John Plant

Harry Thurston

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