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Marion Hayden Sextet Ocean: The Life of Poet Phillis Wheatley

November 11 @ 7:30 pm

$19 – $50

Marion Hayden’s Ocean: The Life of Poet Phillis Wheatley is a musical suite in 7 parts, exploring the life journey of poet Phillis Wheatley (ca. 1753- 1784), the first African American to publish a book and to achieve international stature as an author. Hayden shares that her purpose with this composition, “is to introduce Phillis Wheatley’s life and work to some and to elevate her life and work to others.” Hayden’s music illustrates different aspects of Wheatley’s life – her crossing of the Atlantic Ocean as an 8-year-old referred to by African Americans as the middle passage experience; the growth of her interest in all things literary, the reality of being enslaved, and the duality of her existence as a celebrated poet/ “African genius” and an enslaved woman.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund,
a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.

Details

Date:
November 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$19 – $50
Website:
https://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/month/november-2022/marion-hayden-sextet-ocean/

Venue

Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Phone:
734-769-2999

Organizer

Kerrytown Concert House
Phone:
734-769-2999
Email:
kch@kerrytownconcerthouse.com
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