About November: Eric Christopher Perry, tenor and Christina Spurling, piano

Saturday, October 31, 2020,


Center for the Arts and Humanities: Boundaries and Margins Event

A recital by tenor Eric Christopher Perry and pianist Christina Spurling explores the human condition through the lens of train travel – across two continents and two nationalistic eras. Benjamin Britten’s Winter Words, Op. 52 (1956) evocatively depicts “a world unknown” with selections of final poems by English novelist Thomas Hardy, whose multitude of works are featured in Colby College’s Special Collections. Gabriel Kahane’s Book of Travelers (2017) captures conversations with fellow passengers while on a cathartic cross-country train ride immediately following the controversial 2016 United States presidential election. An emotional journey about journeys, this program illustrates stories of boundaries beyond geographical borders: racial, socioeconomic, political, and generational.

The Music Department organizes this virtual performance program, featuring local and regional musicians previously scheduled to perform in the Museum’s galleries.

Visit the Museum’s website Museum @ Home for upcoming virtual events, merging the power of art with academics, advocacy, wellness, and much more.

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