On a Symphonic Note: Berkeley Symphony & the Bay Area Book Festival Present Original Music Celebrating Bay Area Poets

Saturday, May 4 | 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Culture
  • Free
  • Poetry

Genny Lim, Innosanto Nagara, Rachel Richardson

Take a respite from the crowds of the festival! The Berkeley Symphony and Bay Area Book Festival present the world premiere of four original musical compositions, by Ursula Kwong-Brown, Aiyana Braun, Peter Shin, and Tristan Koster, interpreting musically the work of four poets, most local to the Bay Area. Genny Lim, Innosanto Nagara, and Rachel Richardson (on behalf of Brenda Hillman) will read their poems, with each reading followed by the musical composition. Enjoy.

Florence Schwimley Little Theater

Co-presented with the Berkeley Symphony, and made possible by a partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory and the Hamburg Conservatory