I have become the Cultural Curator of the Long Island Violin Shop. Our inaugural LIVS Fourth Friday Studio Series event: “Long Island Bards’ Tribute to the Bard”, featuring music and poetry, was a tremendous success! Many thanks to all those who participated and attended. Along with such prominent Long Island poets as Richard Bronson, Graham Everett, Gladys Henderson, and Gayl Teller reading their work and their favorite lines of Shakespeare, we were also graced with music from the Shakespearean period – guitar and flute music by Serenade Duo – Gerry Saulter and Michelle LaPorte. Graham’s team from Street Magazine was there to film the event.
We were pleased to have such a great turnout for our first event – standing room only! We’ll have to get a few more chairs in for next time.
I hope to see you at the next event – Flamenco! on Feb 25th.
You are to be congratulated on such a beautiful event! I love the idea of combining music and poetry, and the venue was not just beautiful, but poetic and deeply moving. The photos, while lovely, do not do it justice.
Congratulations and looking forward to the next event! Do you have a schedule posted of the next event?
Thank you for allowing me to be part of that fabulous evening. The violin shop was a perfect setting for the music of our voices. You planned everything wonderfully!
The Serenade Duo was a fabulous addition to the evening; their introductions to the selected compositions was insightful and enjoyable.
I am delighted to have been part of this historic event. I look forward to the next.