On the Wing: A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word

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Join Goldenrod Foundation and a live audience on February 20 at 7:00 p.m. from the comfort of your own computer for a stunning and inspiring performance.

On the Wing: A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word is a collaborative performance piece that incorporates music, song, poetry, imagery, and expert commentary on birds. On The Wing celebrates birds as symbols of wonderment, freedom, adaptability and the creative spirit, and illustrates the ways in which the arts and artists have drawn inspiration from them and the natural world they inhabit.

This sixty-minute presentation includes the performance of twelve original songs, written by composer Andrew List, and performed by celebrated musicians Krista River, mezzo-soprano, and George Lopez, pianist. Poet Mary Pinard, who collaborated on the song cycle, will read original poems about birds. Wayne Petersen, director of Mass Audubon’s Important Bird Areas Program, will provide expert background and commentary on bird behavior. Following the performance, viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions of the performers.

On the Wing explores numerous topics about birds, including their traits, vocalizations, migrations, environments, vanishing species, and address themes of conservation, ecological stewardship, and species preservation. For a preview, click below.

The presentation will be live-streamed from a private home in Plymouth, which is possible thanks to the generosity of the homeowners and the support of Plymouth Area Community Television. It is the second in our 2015 speaker series: Making Waves in Coastal Conservation. While you watch, join the chat on Twitter by following GoldenrodFn and using #makingwaves.

To sign up to watch online, click here. To see the broadcast start time (7:00 p.m. EST) in your time zone, click here.

To request an invitation to attend the live performance, email: dss@goldenrod.org.

Many thanks to piano tuner, Christopher Brown, for the donation of his services. He tunes pianos throughout southeastern Massachusetts, and you may contact him at: christuner1@gmail.com.

Thanks also to our generous supporters, without whom this series would not be possible. To donate to Goldenrod Foundation to support our educational programs including the Making Waves series, the Beach Ambassadors volunteer program, Summer in Winter and more, click on the button below.

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