Poet’s story in multiple art forms

‘This and My Heart’ brings Emily to life

Emily Dickinson lived a quiet life, complete with its own trials of illness and familial responsibility, and she never saw professional success in her lifetime.  But since her death in 1886, she is undeniably one of the most popular American poets worldwide, with nearly 1800 poems extant, a unique literary voice and an air of mystery surrounding her reclusive life that makes her story irresistible.

With the help of actress Linda Kelsey, soprano Anne Marie Ketchum, pianist Victoria Kirsch and painter Bonita Helmer, the concert program coming up at PCC and USC this week brings the celebrated poet up close and personal, combining words, music and visuals for singular exploration of a woman whose work has affected untold millions for nearly 130 years.  This sort of multi-disclipinary project is just what we’d like to see more of.

This and My Heart:
A Portrait of Emily Dickinson

PCC Performing Arts Center
1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106
$25 Adults; $10 Non-PCC students
Tickets and information

USC Fisher Museum of Art
823 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089
Free admission (Reservations required)
Info and reservations

Originally featured in Next 7 — Vocal events thru 10/23/14

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