Sutras for a Suffering World
The Poetry of David Budbill Set to Music
Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm
FlynnSpace, 153 Main St., Burlington
Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 pm
Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St., Montpelier
Sunday, May 17 at 4 pm
Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
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.
Scrag concerts are "Come as you are. Pay what you can." At-will donations will be collected at the concerts. Reservations are encouraged as venues will fill up. To reserve your spot please contact us at Lara@scragmountainmusic.org, (802) 377-3161, or at the button above.
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.