Arts Behind the Scenes – Music
*PLEASE note – the conversation on June 20 will take place as scheduled*
Join us on a journey behind the scenes as we, the audience, gain insight into the world of creativity. This is a series of conversations that enables artists to talk about their work… the inspiration and the process.
Tuesday, June 6: Allen Shawn and his Music – CANCELLED
Allen Shawn’s work as a composer and pianist comprises a large catalogue of orchestral and chamber music, chamber operas, songs, piano music, and music for ballet, theater, and film. He is also celebrated for his writings on Arnold Schoenberg and Leonard Bernstein, as well as his compelling memoirs.
Tuesday, June 13: Mark Wunderlich and Poetic Province – CANCELLED
Mark Wunderlich is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, and his poems, interviews, reviews, and translations have appeared in journals such as Slate, The Paris Review, and Poetry, and in more than thirty anthologies. His most recent book, God of Nothingness, was published by Graywolf in 2021.
Elizabeth Coleman, serving as interviewer, is one of the country’s leading innovators in higher education and former president of Bennington College. A scholar of Shakespeare and Henry James, she has served on several boards and throughout her career she has addressed a wide range of audiences – educators, journalists, designers, and policymakers.