Chicago poets and musicians present an evening of the arts. Ari Brown, a composer, arranger, and educator who has played with Chuck Berry, B.B. King, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, provides music inspired by the poetry of Christina Pugh and Ed Roberson. Pianist Mabel Kwan connects the words of Reginald Gibbons and Rachel Jamison Webster to her contemporary and exploratory music background. Kwan is a founder of the duo Nothing in Common and a member of Ensemble Dal Niente. This event is co-sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and the PianoForte Foundation.
Recorded Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building.