Network provides a rare glimpse inside the minds of select poets in this special program including György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments which uses excerpts from Kafka’s letters and diaries. Each mesmerizing fragment – 40 in total – is infused with hypnotic imagery; the song cycle narrates Kafka’s journey of radical creativity. Philadelphia based composer Philip Maneval provides further insight with his The Poet’s Songbook which will receive its premiere. Music by Florence B. Price and June Violet Aino, an award-winning composer who is providing a new work based on Kafka’s writings, round out this program of song.
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