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PoetryMusic - Where Words and Music Meet

Albany Library
Event organized by Albany Library

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Colleen O'Brien - voice / cello
Chris Lee - vibes / percussion

PoetryMusic is a world class chamber jazz duo dedicated to performing poetry that has been set to music and the poetry is sung.

This multi-media performance includes an accompanying slide presentation with each poem projected on the screen along with photographic images so that the audience can follow the written word with the poem being sung. Following the program, we open the floor up to questions, comments and discussion.

"A delightful meeting of music and poetry ranging from Shakespeare to Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. In the tradition of the classical art song, where composers wrote music for the poetry to be sung, the chamber jazz duo PoetryMusic combines poetry, exquisite music and visual images for a truly unique multi-media experience."

"....the audience was transfixed. We all felt we experienced something very special and unique. The music and performance revealed new layers of meaning for the chosen poetry and literature. What a remarkable fusion of literature and music. “

"Music speaks volumes and Poetry sings!”