Guest Artists Present William Shakespeare as Lyricist | St. Lawrence University

Guest Artists Present William Shakespeare as Lyricist

By Kathryn Corbitt '18

St. Lawrence University will host a performance of “William Shakespeare as Lyricist: A Musical Symposium” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. Prior to the performance beginning at 6 p.m. will be a lecture panel with Q&A. Both the performance and lecture are free and open to the public.

The pre-performance lecture panel will discuss the impact of Shakespeare’s songs on artists and audiences in England and continental Europe, and modern performance practice today. Lecture panel and performers will consist of Jon Peacock, Alana Rader, Megan Marod, Samantha Stinson, David Kozisek and Julie Miller.

As part of a residency beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 7,  the guest artists will deliver a theater and vocal music masterclass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, in Griffiths Arts Center, room 15. The 90-minute masterclass for students wishing to be coached in dramatic or musical material by the artists must submit material to sstinson@stlawu.edu by Feb. 1 in order to participate. However, the masterclass is open for all to attend.

The performances will draw connections between the music, literature, foreign language, and theater that collaborated to impact Shakespeare’s work. “The parallels we draw between music, literature, foreign language, and theatre will enrich the understanding of the historical significance of Shakespeare’s works in multiple societies, as well as the collaborative nature of the arts and how artistic relationships advance the progress of humankind.”

Parking and handicapped access for this event can be found at Venues, Parking & Handicapped Access. For more information, contact Julia Pomainville at 315-229-5184.