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The Road Goes Ever On – Songs of Travel

Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works, most notably the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, have inspired countless readers, filmmakers, and artists. Composer Donald Swann set a series of Tolkien’s poems in his song cycle The Road Goes Ever On. Tolkien heard all but the final song during a visit with Swann, and in fact suggested the tune used in Namárië (Farewell), as an improvement on the setting Swann originally composed. Bass-baritone Peter Walker and pianist David Alpher present a recital of English art song built around The Road Goes Ever On and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel. Both song cycles explore the actual and metaphorical experience of the traveler, in both the bucolic world of the English pastoral school, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

$10 – $20

Details

Date:
Friday, March 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
Website:
http://www.mettabeefarm.com/mettabee-events/2019/1/15/the-road-goes-on-forever-songs-of-travel

Venue

Mettabee Farm
551 Harlemville Rd
Hillsdale, NY 12529
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Phone:
518-567-5123
Website:
www.mettabeefarm.com

Organizer

Mettabee Farm
Phone:
518-567-5123
Website:
www.mettabeefarm.com

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