THE EDNA PROJECT: The Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay set to Music

Part of the MILLAY ARTS & POETRY FESTIVAL 2017

The Edna Project, the trio of Liz Queler, Seth Farber, and Joey Farber, will return to Rockland with their marvelous compositions setting Millay’s poems to music. The second half of the concert will be a performance of Millay’s seminal work, “Renascence,” in Liz’s truly remarkable voice and with a new (to Rockland) arrangement incorporating violin.

The two-time grammy nominees perform an eclectic melding of folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz, presented with humor and outstanding harmonies. The concerts include projections of Millay, her home and artifacts, and her poems. The Edna Project performance has been brought to museums, libraries, clubs, concert halls and festivals, including Newport Folk and Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center).

This project was born when Liz, frustrated by writer’s block, opened a volume of Millay’s poetry and decided to compose music to the lyrics she read. Soon enthralled by the life and works of the unconventional, bohemian Millay (1892 - 1950) Liz immersed herself in Millay’s world and was inspired to create The Edna Project along with her husband Seth.

Exciting. Liz & Seth totally grabbed my attention and held it! This duo writes great music! - KYRS Internet Radio

Liz and Seth blew the full house audience away. - The Chronicle Weekend

Liz Queler and Seth Farber not only created marvelous songs using the lyric poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, they developed a performance style that illuminates the room and enlightens the audience... an emotional experience that sings to the very heart of human connections. - Peter Bergman - Executive Director, Edna St. Vincent Millay Society

Performer Bios:

Hailed by Billboard Magazine as “a singer's singer”, Liz Queler (vocals/guitar/mandolin), a native New Yorker and the daughter of renowned opera conductor Eve Queler, has performed on esteemed stages from the Newport Folk Festival to Carnegie Hall. Her voice and compositions have been heard on countless jingles as well as TV and film soundtracks.

Seth Farber (keyboards/accordion/vocals) was musical director to the late, great Odetta for ten years, producing three CDs, two of which were nominated for Grammys. He was also assistant conductor at the Broadway musical "Hairspray" for it's 6 year run.

Joey Farber is fast amassing his own impressive credits, boasting 3 national jingles, an off Broadway show (Soul Doctor), and appearances on Saturday Night Live, and Late Night With David Letterman.

Show Dates & Times:

9/7/17 - Thursday

8:00 pm,
Admission: 

$35 (or pay what you can). Tickets available at The Millay House website: http://millayhouserockland.org/

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