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Ophelia’s Flowers: Mythic Women and Love (3-24-11)

Just Poets and the Arts Minor Program of St. John Fisher College Present:

Ophelia’s Flowers: Mythic Women and Love
Song Cycle for Piano and Voice to be followed by a Poetry Reading*
Libretto and poems by E. Louise Beach; Jennifer Bellor, composer

Ophelia’s Flowers will be performed on Thursday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wilson Formal Lounge at St. John Fisher College.

A reception will follow the performance.

E. Louise BeachE. Louise Beach is a lyric poet, critic, translator, and librettist.  Recently, she has been published in Barrow Street, Many Mountains Moving, Rosebud, The Bitter Oleander, and TriQuarterly Online, among others. Finishing Line Press has published her two chapbooks: Blue Skies (2006) and Sine Nomine (forthcoming 2011). She was recently named a finalist in the May Swenson Poetry Book Award.

Seven of her poem cycles have been set to music by composers Jen Bellor, Gerald Coleman, Bryan Page, and Robert Pound. In 2011, Ms. Beach received a grant to create a libretto for August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death.

Jennifer BellorJennifer Bellor is currently a PhD student in music composition at the Eastman School of Music. She holds an M.M. in composition at Syracuse University where she was the recipient of The Brian Israel Award in Composition in 2007. She was a participant in the Buffalo Philharmonic Young Composers’ Readings in 2007 for her orchestral work, “Chimera.” She has been commissioned by The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, Society for New Music, Reuben Blundell and the Millersville University orchestra, The Women in Music Festival at Eastman, and Peachtree United Methodist Church in Atlanta with organist Nicole Marane and brass members from the Atlanta Symphony. Her piece, “Stars,” for soprano and marimba was performed on the 2009 Eastman China Tour in May.

For information, call 585-278-4637.

Additional support provided by Poetic Effect.

To download a flier, click Ophelia’s Flowers flier.

*Please note this is not an open mic event.

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