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Music of Nature in New England: An Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Music of New England concert

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 at 1 pm with an hour of music highlighting New England’s rich natural world and its poetry. Concerts on the Canal proudly presents “Music of Nature in New England,” a musical celebration in partnership with Kestrel Land Trust at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke.

Soprano Mary Hubbell, baritone Peter W. Shea, and pianist Monica Jakuc Leverett will perform songs and piano music inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, and others. The composers include John Duke, Amy Beach, and Gerald Finzi, as well as modern composers Thomas Oboe Lee, Gregory W. Brown, and Alfred Heller.

Mary Hubbell is an international performer who has been described in the New York Times as “a soprano with a sweetly focused tone.” She is an adjunct faculty member of Smith College and UMass Amherst. Peter Shea has sung professionally as both tenor and baritone for the last 46 years throughout New England and the Hudson Valley. Monica Jukac Leverett is Professor Emerita of Music at Smith College, where she taught from 1969 until 2008. A frequent solo and chamber pianist, she often accompanies singer Peter Shea. Learn more about the performers.

Come early and enjoy a delicious brunch before the concert at The Bistro at Gateway City Arts. Contact the Bistro directly to make reservations: 413-650-0786.

Free and open to the public, but seating is limited—first come, first served!

You may reserve a seat by registering online and making a donation to Kestrel Land Trust using the button below.

All donations benefit Kestrel’s work to conserve the Valley you love!


April 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Gateway City Arts
92 Race Street
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States
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