'William Shakespeare as Lyricist: A Musical Symposium' in Canton on Friday night
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:46 am

CANTON -- St. Lawrence University will host a performance of “William Shakespeare as Lyricist: A Musical Symposium” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. Prior to the performance, beginning at 6 p.m., there will be a lecture panel with Q&A.

Both the performance and lecture are free and open to the public.

The pre-performance lecture panel will discuss the impact of Shakespeare’s songs on artists and audiences in England and continental Europe, and modern performance practice today. Lecture panel and performers will consist of Jon Peacock, Alana Rader, Megan Marod, Samantha Stinson, David Kozisek and Julie Miller.

The performances will draw connections between the music, literature, foreign language, and theater that collaborated to impact Shakespeare’s work. “The parallels we draw between music, literature, foreign language, and theatre will enrich the understanding of the historical significance of Shakespeare’s works in multiple societies, as well as the collaborative nature of the arts and how artistic relationships advance the progress of humankind.”

Parking for chapel events will be in H-Lot, across from Griffiths Arts Center and next to Vilas Hall. Visit www.stlawu.edu/music/venues-and-parking-location-handicapped-access. For more information, contact Julia Pomainville at 315-229-5184.