Sutras for a Suffering World
The Poetry of David Budbill Set to Music
Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this program has been postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
The words of celebrated Vermont poet David Budbill take center stage in a concert featuring Vermont, New York, and Washington D.C. artists. Scrag Mountain Music co-Artistic Directors Mary Bonhag (soprano) and Evan Premo (composer / double bass) and Capital City Concerts Artistic Director Karen Kevra (flute), together with pianist Jeffrey Chappell, present works by Vermont composers Erik Nielsen and Premo. From New York, David’s long-time collaborator and avant-garde jazz artist William Parker (composer / double bass / multi-instrumentalist) leads a group of musicians in an incantation of poetry and improvised music. Together these artists offer a sonically diverse program that weaves together David’s iconic poetry.
Co-presented with Capital City Concerts.
Organized in collaboration with Lois Eby, Nadine Budbill, and The Literary Estate of David Budbill.
Mary Bonhag, soprano
Evan Premo, double bass
William Parker, multi-instrumentalist
Karen Kevra, flute
Jeffrey Chappell, piano
Lisa Sokolov, voice
Kyoko Kitamura, voice
Morley Shanti Kamen, voice
Andrea Wolper, voice
Amirtha Kidambi, voice
Hamid Drake, drums
Evan Premo Songs from a Mountain Recluse
Erik Nielsen Reflections on the Way
William Parker While We've Still Got Feet: The Poetry of David Budbill
Gallery: Zen Mountains / Zen Streets (c) Cathryn Dwyre; David Budbill reading (c) JSteve Solberg; William, David, and Hamid (c) Cathryn Dwyre; David and William at the Hardwick Town House (c) Orah Moore.
Profile images: David Budbill (c) Joshi Radin; Mary Bonhag (c) Arielle Doneson; Evan Premo (c) Rob Spring Photo.