‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ — literally
Published: Apr 28, 2013
My friend Georgia Shreve is having a concert this Friday, May 3, at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. I asked her for a preview: “My concert brings together the loves of my creative life: literature and music. I’m fascinated with the work of T.S. Eliot, and I have chosen ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,’ a poem that is an early and iconic work not just for him, but for Modernism. The New York Times referred to the initial piano-vocal performance as ‘an expansive, psychologically pointed setting of the poem in an artfully blended performance…’” The concert will feature ‘Prufrock’ as performed by a chamber orchestra, along with a performance of Shreve’s Piano Concerto, by the Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Tickets are available online via Carnegie Hall.