Meetinghouse Arts welcomes “Songs from Here”, a new initiative conceived by Maine singer Sarah Tuttle, composer Erica Ball and pianist Bridget Convey, to cultivate and celebrate locally written and performed poetry and song.
The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St. in downtown Freeport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
“Songs from Here” offers a program highlighting New England poetry, with a world premiere of a new song cycle by Erica Ball featuring exclusively Maine-based poets as the centerpiece. The performances also feature readings from local poets.
For the Meetinghouse Arts engagement, singer and producer Sarah Tuttle reached out to Freeport-based writer Jefferson Navicky.
“I’m so happy to work with Jefferson to connect with local poets,” Tuttle said. “We discussed how musical and poetic themes could go together in our performance in Freeport, and I’m excited to hear about the fantastic talent that surrounds us here in Maine. That’s exactly what ‘Songs from Here’ is about!
Local poets whose lyrics will be featured in the July 28 show are Mohamed Alghanami, David Sloan, Erin Covey-Smith, Kira Salter-Gurau and Jefferson Navicky.
“We hope this project will continue to connect poets, composers, and performers from across Maine, cultivate a songwriting culture in our state, and provide the foundation for a network to foster collaborations and strengthen the artistic community. “, said Tuttle.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for ages 17 and under. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or at the door. Meetinghouse Arts Gallery and Stage is located at 40 Main Street in downtown Freeport, inside the First Parish Church. MeetinghouseArts.org
Meetinghouse Arts’ mission is to cultivate Greater Freeport as a vibrant center for arts and culture by fostering creative collaboration, expanding access to arts and culture assets, and amplifying arts and culture as tools powerful to create, strengthen and connect the community.
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