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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets

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Program sponsored by Suzanne M. TimbleIn 2019 we celebrate the bicentenary of Walt Whitman, whose verse is at the heart of the American experience. In response to Whitman, composer Paul John Rudoi sets Francisco X. Alarcón’s poem “Canto” in a world premiere for the Desert Chorale. Also included is music on poetry of Emily Dickinson and e.e. cummings, as well as William Averitt’s Afro-American Fragments on words of Langston Hughes.Commission by composer Paul John Rudoi sponsored in part by Douglas P. Clark, MD and Scott J. AlloccoNathan Salazar, pianoInstrumentalist sponsored by Ann Aceves and Phil Martin