Jacksonville Symphony Society Concert

A program of music and poetry, performed by three of the area’s best artists, is scheduled for May 20. “The Great Romantics, in Poetry, Music and Song” will be held in the Thorsen Recital Hall at the Putnam-Springer Center on the MacMurray College campus on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. Anna Ferraro, Sherri Mitchell, and Robert Seufert are on the bill for an afternoon of poems, songs, and piano works from the Romantic Period, which extends from roughly 1800 until 1850. The program will also include introductory remarks to help set the Romantic Movement in context. The concert will focus on such Romantic themes as nature, imagination, romantic love, political revolution, individualism, and isolation. The poetry of English-speaking poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Emily Bronte, Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson, along with the works of Continental Romantics, Victor Hugo, Alexander Pushkin, and Heinrich Heine, will be presented. The performance will also include piano music by Romantic composers Chopin and Rachmaninoff, as well as songs by Robert Burns and Friedrich Silcher.

Tickets are $20 each and will be available at the door one hour before the performance. Funds raised by the performance will benefit the Jacksonville Symphony Society.

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