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Whitman in Music and Words

Matthew Aucoin, Ben Lerner, and John Moore

In conjunction with the exhibition Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy, composer and conductor Matthew Aucoin curates an evening of spoken word and music featuring Walt Whitman’s letters and poems with musical excerpts from Aucoin’s 2015 opera Crossing and works by John Adams and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Matthew Aucoin, piano, John Moore, baritone, and Ben Lerner, poet/writer. Aucoin is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.  


The exhibition Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy will be open at 6:30 pm for concert attendees.

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