Songs from Poet’s Corner: April 10, 2011

Sev­eral new and old Richard Rus­sell pieces will be fea­tured in this April 10 con­cert (3pm) pre­sented by In Mid Air Pro­duc­tions. “Reverie for Flute and Piano”, a piece com­posed as an under­grad­u­ate, will be per­formed, as will the much more recent “Four Songs of Shake­speare in Madri­gal Style.” Among the new pieces are “Cross­ing the Bar” for bari­tone and piano trio, on a text of Ten­nyson, and “Long­ing” for soprano and piano trio, based on a poem by Matthew Arnold.

Here is the press release from the IMAP web­site:

In antic­i­pa­tion of the royal nup­tials sched­uled at the abbey this April, In Mid Air Pro­duc­tions presents its spring salon, Songs of Poets‚Äô Cor­ner in West­min­ster Abbey.

On Sun­day, April 10, 2011, at 3pm, IMAP will per­form read­ings and new com­po­si­tions fea­tur­ing the works of the poets hon­ored and buried at West­min­ster Abbey. Robert W. Butts will again con­duct our troupe of musi­cians in pieces he has com­posed, along with new pieces by Anthony Bevilac­qua, Kevin McCarter, and Richard D. Rus­sell. Fea­tured per­form­ers include Iliya Roit­man, Kris­tine Hart, Ale­jan­dra Altonjy, Dan Foran, Mark Fitzger­ald Wil­son, and Emily Clare Thompson.

Please join us for a cel­e­bra­tion of spring and poetry!

For more infor­ma­tion, updates, or ticket reser­va­tions, con­tact: Emily Clare Thomp­son at office: (973) 404‑0540 or

About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.