Songs From Here is a new initiative intended to connect poets, composers, and performers in the beautiful state of Maine, to promote local talent and foster a greater sense of community across creative disciplines.
Waterville is but one stop for an inaugural series of performances given by pianist Bridget Convey and classical vocalist Sarah Tuttle throughout the summer and fall of 2022. Songs featuring texts by some of New England’s best-loved writers, including Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow comprise some of the program material.
Maine composers are at the heart of this program, featuring a brand-new set of songs commissioned in 2021 and written specifically for this project by Portland-based composer Erica Ball. Dan Sonenberg has put together a new song arrangement for the initiative, and the program will include solo piano works by John Newell and John Knowles Paine.
While the musical offerings will be the same throughout the series, each performance will feature poetry written and read by local talent.
Enjoy Songs From Here starting at 5 p.m.
Then, from 6–8 p.m., get to know Lunder Institute of American Art Residential Fellows Tess O’Brien, Shasha Dothan, Gamaliel Rodríguez, and Dylan Hausthor during the Lunder Institute Open Studios.