06 Nov THE FRONTIER: POETRY AND PROSE: SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK BY Robert M. Giannetti
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.
In Giannetti’s own words, “my poetry is unapologetically traditional.”
ALLEMANDE; PRELUDIUM FROM SUITE #1, J S BACH
STANDCHEN, FRANZ SCHUBERT
Velvet and Fire
MY SPIRIT SANG ALL DAY, GERALD FINZI
ALLELUIA, Wolfgang Mozart
THE GIRL WITH THE FLAXEN HAIR, CLAUDE DÉBUSSY
ASH GROVE, TRADITIONAL
ORPHEUS WITH HIS LUTE, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
AVE VERUM CORPUS, WOLFGANG MOZART
What does seeing an old friend do to you
ALLEGRO, ARCHANGELO CORELLI
HEART OF THE HEARTLAND, PETER OSTROUSHKO
WHAT’LL I DO, IRVING BERLIN
On Looking at Snapshots
LA DONN’E MOBILE; from RIGOLETTO, GIUSEPPE VERDI
AULD LANG SYNE, ROBERT BURNS
New Year’s Eve
SWALLOWTAIL JIG, IRISH DANCE TUNE
COME THOU FONT, JOHN WYETH
SI BHEAG SI MNOR
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.