From “Good Night Moon” to “Red, Red Rose”

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7 PM

Pre-concert poetry 6:15-6:45 PM

First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., Racine

What happens when great music, world-class literature, and contemporary prose come together? An enchanted journey! Join us for our season opener to experience a magical voyage through the diverse emotional landscape of our lives. Walk with us through pathos, drama, and the pure joy of live music, poetry, and prose. The program will offer a variety of styles, some old favorites, and some new discoveries. CAS is teaming up with the Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate who will present original poetry before and during the concert, and with the Racine Public Library, to bring you an exciting evening of word and song. 

Lyrics penned by well-known writers Wendell Berry, Margaret Wise Brown, Robert Burns, Lewis Carroll, e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, George Herbert, and William Shakespeare enrich the program. Composers include local and Midwestern favorites Tony Pavao and Malcolm Dalglish, plus world-renowned artists like Ralph Vaughan Williams, Randall Thompson, and Eric Whitacre.

Current Kenosha/Racine poets laureate Kenyatta Turner and Esteban Colon will offer a special Pre-Concert poetry presentation. Former Poets laureate Stephen Kalmar II (2011); Jean Preston (2013), and Root River Poet Carol Lee Saffioti Hughes will read during the Concert.

Special guest baritone Nicholas Barootian will add his vocal interpretations. The Racine Public Library will present a display of poetry books and a library representative will be available before the concert and during intermission.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from Racine Arts Council’s ArtSeed Grants Program, funded by Real Racine, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Online sales ended at noon on Friday, October 18, 2019. Advance tickets are available with cash or check from Personal Touch Florists, 5445 Spring Street, Racine. Tickets will be available at the door with cash or check. The box office will open at 5:45 p.m., 10/19/19.

Adults: $15 advance/$17 at the door, Seniors $12 advance/$14 at the door, Students $5