Spring Music and Art Collaboration at First
Congregational Church of Camden
The Friends of Music Concert Series, an outreach program of The First
Congregational Church of Camden, is pleased to present a special spring concert
and art installation with local composer/musician Marianna Filippi and visual artist Kathryn
Oliver in the church sanctuary at 55 Elm Street, on Sunday,
April 28, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The concert will feature
three original compositions by Marianna Filippi, each written in celebration of
the coming of spring and renewing our connection to the Earth. The first piece,
"Morning Garden”, is performed by flautist Maho Hisakawa and accompanied by
improvisational dancer Shana Bloomstein. The second piece, "Earth, isn’t This
What you Wanted”, is performed by soprano Kristyn Murphy, flautist Maho
Hisakawa, and composer/accordionist Marianna Filippi, and features a poem
by the Bohemian - Austrian poet Rainer Marie Rilke. The third piece,
"Springtime Evening”, is performed by Maho Hisakawa on flute and Marianna
Filippi on piano.
Following the concert
Kathryn will talk about the sacred symbolism in her paintings, HEAVEN
that draw from the Christian Iconography of the Western Medieval and Byzantine
tradition. The painting installation depicts the Christian Holy Season and will
be hanging in the church sanctuary until June 3rd. For more information about Kathryn’s
work, visit www.kathrynoliver.com
As always, each Friends of Music concert is free and open to the public.
Donations to sustain the program will be cheerfully accepted at the door. A
reception including refreshments will follow in the church’s Pilgrim Room. For
more information, visit camdenucc.org
or call the church
office at 207-236-4821.