I Sing The Body Electoral:
A Walt Whitman Celebration

I SING THE BODY ELECTORAL: A Walt Whitman Celebration

Monday, November 5, at 7:30 pm
The Washington National Cathedral

On the eve of the mid-term elections, we turn to the most iconic American poet for inspiration and instruction.

Walt Whitman defined America as “a teeming nation of nations.” Diversity and equality, for him, were American keynotes.

A supreme singer of American songs, William Sharp, performs famous Whitman songs by Kurt Weill and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

We’ll also hear a commissioned world premiere Whitman setting: “(I, madly struggling, cry)” by Curt Cacioppo

This program of baritone/piano works also includes readings, contributions from Whitman scholars, and an exhortation about The American Dream by one of America’s most prominent Mexican-American arts administrators: Lorenzo Candelaria, Dean of the Arts at SUNY Purchase

“America is not for special types, for the caste, but or the great mass of people – vast, surging, hopeful”

– Walt Whitman