Sarah Rothenberg to perform at memorial for poet John Ashbery

Sarah Rothenberg will perform works of Satie and John Cage at the December 13 memorial for poet John Ashbery at New York’s 92nd St Y. Co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, PennSound, Poets House and the Poetry Society of America, the event features Maxine Groffsky, Elizabeth Hazan, Ann Lauterbach, Dara Wier, Trevor Winkfield and musical performances by Rothenberg, bass baritone Dashon Burton and the Brentano String Quartet. John Ashbery had a long association with Sarah Rothenberg and Da Camera. Most recently, Charles Wuorinen’s Ashberyana, setting a selection of Ashbery’s poems, was commissioned by Da Camera in 2002 in honor of Sarah Rothenberg’s ten seasons as Artistic Director.

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