"The Poet Sings"

Tonight I sat in on a rehearsal for Conspirare's innovative "The Poet Sings" recital series of songs based solely on the poetry of Sister Emily Dickinson and it was incredibly moving. ‪#‎ATX‬, you have to make it out to this thing next Sunday. SonjaEric, and Michelle are bringing world-class artistry to an incredibly, thoughtfully curated program of music...and POETRY! It feels like an organic, Emily version of "Die Wintereisse," and I'm honored to have seen it in its nascent form tonight (and be on the program twice!).

I've known Sonja for years through my collaborations with Lorelei Ensemble and have marvelled at her artistry every time she works with our hometown Conspirare. Her rendition of "I cannot be ashamed" will inevitably bring tears to my eyes. I'm so excited to collaborate with Eric for the first time and his reading of "Bind me" is a master class of vocal colors and subtle characterization orbiting around virtuosic technique.

Make it to this concert, you guys. You will take something away from it.

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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.