by Mike Telin
Why have so many composers been drawn to the poetry of Emily Dickinson and William Butler Yeats? “There’s so much in their poetry that people respond to,” New York City-based pianist and composer Gregg Kallor said during a recent interview. “What they write about is universal, and that’s what makes it great. And their poetry has a quality that can be translated into music.”
On Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall, Tuesday Musical will present Gregg Kallor and mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala in a concert celebrating National Poetry Month and featuring Kallor’s song settings of poems by Dickinson and Yeats.
“I’m looking forward to the Akron concert,” Kallor said. “I’ll be there for almost a week doing community outreach so it’ll be nice to meet people. Hopefully we’ll become fast friends and they’ll come to the concert on Thursday.” [Read more…]