2016 Virgil Thomson: Mostly About Love

Boston, MA
Tsai Performance Center, Boston University 685 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA
Virgil Thomson: Mostly About Love
8:00 pm

with Rodney Lister, piano

Sweet ladies, listen to me,
The dock is made of wood
The maple tree’s not made of wood
It is wood
Wood comes from it
As music comes from me
And from this mandolin
I’ve made out of the maple tree

A witty song cycle by American composer Virgil Thomson, to poems by Kenneth Koch.

Also an aria from Thomson’s opera Lord Byron.