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Music Inspired By Sarah Whitman At Athenaeum

The Providence Athenaeum presents “Volumes of Forgotten Lore” a musical program inspired by poet Sarah Helen Whitman, written by Anna Ghublikian.

Inspired by the life and work of Sarah Helen Whitman, a literary legend of Providence and one-time fianceé of Edgar Allan Poe, Volumes of Forgotten Lore is a libretto born in the archives of the John Hay Library at Brown University. A mix of Whitman’s and Ghublikian’s words, Volumes of Forgotten Lore is an imaginative narrative that transcends time and space by engaging the spirits of yesterday with the bodies of today. It does not resolve any questions or reveal any truths, but rather reminds us that we will be haunted by these ghosts “evermore.”

Singing and musicians; there are two vocalists plus guitar, bass, cello, violin and keyboard.

7pm, Monday, April 22, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street