Hope is the Hardest Love We Carry

  • 03 Dec 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161), Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Hope is the Hardest Love We Carry

Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2PM – 3PM

Museum of Fine Arts, Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161) Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.
(Shikibu)

“Hope Is the Hardest Love We Carry,” a chamber composition by Linda J. Chase, features poet Jane Hirshfield reading her own poetry and her translations (with Mariko Aratani) of thousand-year-old Japanese poems by Izumi Shikibu and Ono no Komachi. The music was composed following Chase’s Japan Foundation residency that coincided with the 3/11/11 Great East Japan earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. Performers include NEC faculty members, flutist Linda J. Chase, pianist Hankus Netsky, and students from New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Department.

Tickets, available at the MFA or online, are required for this event.

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