Journey of Seasons - Nightingale Vocal Ensemble

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The Nightingale Vocal Ensemble will perform the Maine premiere of Andrew List's vocal quartet, clarinet, and piano cycle titled "Journey of Seasons" for its 2023-24 concert season here at York Public Library. The Massachusetts premiere will be held on November 16 at the Berklee College of Music. Featuring poetry by Queer, Belgian-American writer, May Sarton, "Journey of Seasons" uses the image of a garden as a metaphor for the self amidst life's seasons. In tandem with the performance, we will invite a modern poetry scholar to present on Sarton and her impact on 20th century American literature.

May Sarton lived the last twenty-two years of her life in York, Maine at her "house by the sea" she called Wild Knoll. Although she increasingly experienced multiple challenges during this time, her writing continued strong which resulted in several volumes of poetry and journals as well. Her last volume of poems "Coming Into Eighty" was published in 1994. May Sarton died in York, Maine, in July of 1995 at the age of 83. Read more about Wild Knoll HERE

THOSE WHO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL INVITATION TO VISIT THE Wild Knoll Foundation Garden  BEFORE THE CONCERT, ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 11:30AM TO 12:30PM. This gorgeous site alongside the ocean is only open to the public by appointment, so this is a unique opportunity. This is an optional activity available to program registrants only, but not a required part of the program. Thank you to Surf Point Foundation for offering this wonderful addition to the concert.