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Confluence Concerts: Wound Turned to Light

October 14, 2023 @ 6:45 pm 9:30 pm

Confluence Concerts: Wound Turned to Light

6:45 p.m., Pre-Show Chat
7:30 p.m., Concert
Saturday, October 14, 2023
The Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto M5R 2E3

Please join us for Confluence Concerts: Wound Turned to Light, the live launch of composer James Rolfe’s beautiful settings of the work of a wide variety of poets, created during the pandemic. Hear, set to music, 16 poems by writers as diverse as Bänoo Zan and Leonard Cohen, courtesy of the  composer James Rolfe and the poet George Elliott Clarke. This concert also serves as the official launch of the accompanying CD.

“Writing poetry means you’re in a silo,” says George. “You’ve got the words in your head, your heart, in your lungs. But when that poem gets sung, you become the centre of a community.”

The poets whose work is included in the concert and on the CD include: A.F. Moritz, Andrea Thompson, Louise B. Halfe, Leonard Cohen, Choucri Paul Zemokhol, George Elliott Clarke, Boyd Warren Chubbs, Amatoritsero Ede, Luciano Iacobelli, Giovanna Riccio, Ayesha Chatterjee, Bänoo Zan, Richard Sanger, Astrid Brunner and Anna Yin.

The singers included on the CD are Alex Samaras, Jeremy Dutcher and Andrew Aldridge. In concert, you will hear Samaras and Aldridge, as well as Patricia O’Callaghan, Larry Beckwith, and Anika Venkatesh, and pianist Lara Dodds-Eden. 

Hosted by poet George Elliott Clarke. 

General Admission is $25.


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