Chamber Players International Presents Special Concert Inspired by
Poetry of Walt Whitman - June 11 at The Unitarian Universalist Center
in Manhasset, New York Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Leaves of Grass
Chamber Players International will present a very special concert of
songs inspired by and readings of the poetry of Walt Whitman on Saturday,
June 11, 2005, 1:30 PM at The Unitarian Universalist Center, 48 Shelter
Rock Road (just south of Route 25A) in Manhasset, New York. The concert
will be immediately preceded by a champagne brunch at 12 noon.
Working in cooperation with Paul Sperry, CPI will present a program
inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman, including songs by Kurt Weill,
Paul Hindemith, Lee Hoiby, Leonard Bernstein, Elliott Carter, Ralph
Vaughan Williams, Charles Ives, Ned Rorem and others as well as readings
of the master's poetry. This program is being presented as a celebration
of the 150th anniversary of the first printing of Leaves of Grass.
Performers for this program will include soprano Sherry Overholt, mezzo
soprano Krista River, tenor Michael Barimo, baritone Lee Velta, reader
Robert Rene Galvan and other soloists to be announced.
Tickets for the 1:30 concert alone are $25. The concert will be preceded
by an optional champagne brunch at noon. Tickets for the champagne
brunch and concert are $60, with group rates available. For tickets,
reservations or more information, please contact Chamber Players
International toll-free at 1 (877) 444-4488 or online at
Major sponsor for this program is LIPA - the Long Island Power Authority.
Chamber Players International is a major regional presenting and
performing arts organization serving the entire New York metropolitan
area. Its artistic mission is to bring chamber music and chamber orchestra
performances of the highest artistic quality to audiences throughout the
area with such world-renowned ensembles as the International Chamber
Orchestra of Rome and New York core-ensemble members as violinists Mark
Peskanov and Janet Sung, violist Toby Hoffman, cellist Nathaniel Rosen,
clarinetist Charles Neidich and pianists Jeffrey Biegel, Mirian Conti
and Gerald Robbins. Visit them online at
Musical Cuisine is long established as a popular Long Island classical
chamber music series. It has the unusual distinction of presenting
world-class artists performing chamber music in an intimate and relaxed
environment after a champagne brunch.
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
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