Libretto at last

June 22, 2022

Two years ago, almost to the day, we published a guest post by poet Jennifer Bullis, “Honey-Sweet We Sing for You”: A Poetic Collaboration. In the post, Jennifer describes her collaboration with composer Aaron Grad and their work with Early Music Seattle.

The performance of “For All Our Sisters,” much delayed, took place at last earlier in June at Town Hall Seattle. The program features cantatas performed by soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah and an ensemble of Rachell Ellen Wong, violin; Janet See, flute; Annabeth Shirley, cello; Deborah Fox, theorbo; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord; plus interludes of dance and poetry with Milvia Pacheco, who reads the Invocation and the poem “Bowed Seas,” both by Claudia Castro Luna; and Jennifer Bullis, reading her poem, “Semele’s Letter to Syrinx” (starts at about 22:30). Watch “For All Our Sisters” on YouTube.

You can also watch a June 2020 interview/conversation with Claudia Castro Luna and Jennifer Bullis in which they discuss process and inspiration. The text of “Bowed Seas” appears on the same page.

One Response to “Libretto at last”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Judy, and for your helping to spread the word about the program all the way along!

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