Emily Dickinson: Herself to Her a Music

Emily Dickinson was one of the most elusive artistic personalities of the 19th century, living as a recluse for most of her adult life. Dickinson’s self-imposed solitude allowed her to construct a world of images, sensations, emotions and thoughts ruled solely by the breadth and refinement of her imagination. By delving deep into her inner world, she produced a body of poetry that remains exceedingly haunting and mysterious.

Music figures prominently in Dickinson’s poetry, and this concert offers a journey through her soul from the perspective of music. A dramatic monologue based on her letters and poems forms the textual backdrop for the magnificent music of Amy Beach, an artist whose musical talents resonate with Dickinson’s otherworldly poetic language.

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Written by James Melo
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons


March 5 & 7, 2008

Elebash Recital Hall
CUNY Graduate Center,
365 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

November 18, 2004
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street, NY, NY