THE FRONTIER: POETRY AND PROSE: SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK BY Robert M. Giannetti

Announcement ImageAnnouncement Date : Friday, November 10, 2017

Where:
Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Date: November 10, 2017
Time: 7:30–9:00 p.m.

Stage production pairing readings by poet Robert M. Giannetti with music performed by violist Leslie Bahler in the duo Voice and Viola.

The program:

In Giannetti’s own words, “my poetry is unapologetically traditional.”

ALLEMANDE; PRELUDIUM FROM SUITE #1, J S BACH
The Frontier

STANDCHEN, FRANZ SCHUBERT
Velvet and Fire

MY SPIRIT SANG ALL DAY, GERALD FINZI
Surprise

ALLELUIA, Wolfgang Mozart
Symbols

THE GIRL WITH THE FLAXEN HAIR, CLAUDE DÉBUSSY
Chamber Recital

ASH GROVE, TRADITIONAL
Everyday Life

ORPHEUS WITH HIS LUTE, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Providence

AVE VERUM CORPUS, WOLFGANG MOZART
What does seeing an old friend do to you

ALLEGRO, ARCHANGELO CORELLI
Prospero

HEART OF THE HEARTLAND, PETER OSTROUSHKO
Onlookers

WHAT’LL I DO, IRVING BERLIN
On Looking at Snapshots

LA DONN’E MOBILE; from RIGOLETTO, GIUSEPPE VERDI
The Savannah

AULD LANG SYNE, ROBERT BURNS
New Year’s Eve

DRONE PIZZICATO
The Pendulum

SWALLOWTAIL JIG, IRISH DANCE TUNE
Cast Offs

COME THOU FONT, JOHN WYETH
Grip

SI BHEAG SI MNOR
Bog

Rickett’s Hornpipe
Ye Shall be as Gods

RAGTIME ANNIE, ARR. BY DEBORAH GREENBLATT
Literary selections are from The Frontier: Poetry and Prose by Robert M. Giannetti (Mountain Arbor Press, 2017).

Robert M. Giannetti, former owner of Bob’s Olde Books in Lewiston, New York, received his B.A. from Niagara University and a Ph.D. in Renaissance English literature from Duquesne University. After Army service, several teaching assignments, a stint on a garbage truck, foundation work, and business ventures around the country he returned to Western New York in 2006 to focus on writing, bookselling, and collaborative work with artists and musicians. He has appeared in concert with the Harmonia Chamber Singers and as part of the duo, Voice and Viola, he founded with classical violist, Leslie Bahler. Publications include two books of poetry, Drawn by the Creek and Winter Vision, the latter of which was translated and published in Poland in a bilingual edition which was named Best Book of Poetry at an international literary festival in 2011. The University at Buffalo’s Poetry Collection also published a limited edition chapbook of his poems in celebration of National Poetry Month, April, 2014.

The event is free and open to the public.