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LunART will bring Emily Dickinson’s legacy and work alive musically with two-day event in December

LunART is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to support, promote, and celebrate women in the arts. (Photo: LunArt)

LunART has announced an exciting opportunity to experience the work of Emily Dickinson in an intriguing way with the premiere of “The Legacy of Emily Dickinson: A Poetic Soundscape.” The two-day event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Arts & Literature Laboratory building on 111 South Livingston St. 

LunART is an award-winning, women-lead organization that looks to highlight and celebrate women in the arts, and this exploration into the world of Emily Dickinson’s poetic works and legacy will reflect that very mission.

The first day will feature works by composers such as Aaron Copland, Vivian Fine, and Ingrid Stölzel, according to a press release from LunART, as the music of some of Madison’s finest musicians brings an evocative musical backdrop to the verses of Dickinson with Iva Ugrcic on the flute, Heather Huckleberry on the oboe, Satoko Hayami on the piano, and Sarah Brailey providing soprano. Tickets can be found here, ranging from $15 to $30.

A panel discussion for the second day on Dec. 15 will bring even more depth to the exploration of Dickinson’s impact on the literary field, as well as highlight standout works and details in her life that may explain her ability to resonate across generations. Panelists include Alison Townsend, Marilyn Annucci, and Chessy Normile, with Rita Mae Reese as moderator. 

The event will be supported by WORT-FM, Arts and Literature Laboratory, Microtone Media Creative Agency, Marriott Daughter Foundation, and Bolz Center for the Arts Administration for making this project possible in LunART’s continued mission as a nonprofit to platform, celebrate, and enable women’s creativity in the arts. 

To learn more about LunART and their programs, visit their website here.