Dr. Lars Frandsen, associate professor at Nyack College School of Music in New York City, will perform with classical guitarist and composer Jeffrey Van on Saturday March 9 in “Whitman and the Civil War” in James Chapel at Union Theological Seminary located at 3041 Broadway at 121st Street in Manhattan. After a visit to the Civil War Battlefields in Gettysburg, Mr. Van was inspired to set a few Walt Whitman poems to music.
The concert is a performance hosted and performed by The Dessoff Choirs, one of the leading choruses in New York City, which performs choral pieces from the Renaissance era through the 21st century. The event will explore the Civil War through the eyes of Walt Whitman, who was a volunteer nurse in a Washington, D.C. military hospital.
Dr. Frandsen will join Mr. Van in the segment of the program entitled, “A Procession Winding Around Me: Four Civil War Poems,” and perform “By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame,” “Beat! Beat! Drums!,” and “Look Down Fair Moon” and “Reconciliation.” This will be the first time that Dr. Frandsen is performing with the Dessoff Choirs.
Dr. Frandsen directs the theory and ear training program at the Nyack College Manhattan campus. A performing artist in his own right, he has been a featured musician on New York City stages including David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center in Manhattan and Walt Whitman Hall in Brooklyn, as well as Dukes Hall in London. He has recorded world music for CBS Records in India. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Yale University, and the Eastman School of Music, he holds a doctoral degree in performance and literature.
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