The Emily Dickinson Suite: A Chamber Recital in Words and Music

Event Details

Reclusive and misunderstood during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson’s innovative, enigmatic verses have resonated with new generations of artists for over a century.  Actress Alison Looman and an illustrious company of musicians, including ascendant soprano Katherine Whyte, acclaimed violinist Elmira Darvarova, harp virtuoso Mélanie Genin, and members of the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, present a chamber recital of works inspired by the life and poems of Emily Dickinson.  Experience Aaron Copland’s Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, Mary Howe's rarely performed string quartet Three Pieces After Emily Dickinson, and a concert-style adaptation of Robert Herridge’s celebrated (and long lost) 1958 television production, Emily Dickinson: Portrait of a Poet, directed by John Sorensen.  

Program and Performers: 

Emily Dickinson: Portrait of a Poet  Script  by Robert Herridge; Music by Tom Scott 

Alison Looman, actress; Elmira Darvarova, violin; Mélanie Genin, harp; John Sorensen, director


Three Pieces After Emily Dickinson  | Mary Howe

Elmira Darvarova, violin; Na Sun, violin; Ronald Carbone, viola; Samuel Magill, cello


What of That | George Boziwick 

Nicole Brancato, piano; Jai Jeffryes, piano; Eduard Laurel, piano


Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson | Aaron Copland 

Katherine Whyte, soprano; Matthew Odell, piano


The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program.  At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.

Katherine Whyte