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In Conversation with Richard Powers and Perry Goldstein
June 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Beyond the Notes: In Conversation with Richard Powers and Perry Goldstein
Wednesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. | Bloomfield Township Public Library
Free admission, registration required
Composer Perry Goldstein and Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Powers exchange a dialogue about their collaboration on Birding by Ear. They’ll be joined by an ensemble of musicians to demonstrate the intersection between their two artforms.
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival is partnering with Bloomfield Township Public Library on an event featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers and composer Perry Goldstein.
Beyond the Notes: In Conversation with Richard Powers and Perry Goldstein will take place at the Library on Wednesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. Powers and Goldstein will engage in a dialogue about their collaboration on a new work titled Birding by Ear, which will premiere as part of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. The conversation will be accompanied by an ensemble of musicians to demonstrate the intersection between the two art forms.
This is a free event and is open to all, but registration is required due to limited seating capacity. Anyone interested in attending can register by clicking on the registration button below, or by calling the Library at (248) 642-5800.
Richard Powers is the author of over a dozen novels, including The Overstory, which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. His previous collaborations include a series of five short video works based on passages from his books and produced with a group of artists and designers from the University of Illinois School of Art + Design, as well as Project Orfeo, a mixed-media concert combining readings from Powers’s 2014 novel Orfeo with music composed and performed by faculty artists at Duke University.
Contemporary composer Perry Goldstein holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from Columbia University and has been a member of the music faculty at Stony Brook University since 1992. He has created works for solo instrument, voice, chamber ensemble, and band, and is one of the most widely performed composers of music for the saxophone.
The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival runs June 10 – 25, with the world premiere of Birding by Ear taking place on Thursday, June 16 at Temple Beth El. To learn more about the Festival and purchase tickets, please click Travels in the Soundscape – Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.
For more information about the Bloomfield Township Public Library visit their website at www.btpl.org.
Festival questions? Call us at 248-559-2097 Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Per COVID-19 Safety Protocols, Masks are REQUIRED at this event.
PRE-ORDER Books and get them signed by Richard Powers after the library event.
Following the Library event, Richard Powers will hold an exclusive book signing. Pre-order your copies of his 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Overstory (paperback) and his newest release Bewilderment (hardcover) now. The books will be available to pick up and the day of the event. The books will include a custom engraved book plate designed by the publishers.
There are a limited number of books available for purchase. Order yours now to assure your signed copy.