City of Asylum Presents “A Stranger I Arrived, A Stranger I Departed”:
Winter’s Journey in Poetry and Song
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view more details for all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
“A Stranger I Arrived, A Stranger I Departed”: Winter’s Journey in Poetry and Song
Tuesday, March 13 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm
With its themes of alienation, exile, obsession, and lost love, Franz Schubert’s great 19th-century song cycle Winterreise (Winter’s Journey) speaks to our current social and political moment in moving and startling ways. Three Pittsburgh poets (Lori Jakiela, Sheila Carter-Jones, Adriana E. Ramirez) will give readings of new work responding to the first twelve songs of the cycle, along with live performances of the corresponding songs by baritone Daniel Teadt and pianist Benjamin Binder.