concert - letters to the president

Will is thrilled to join the line up of composers for the upcoming LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT project with collaborator Jeff Talbott.  The project will be presented in concert, Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7pm in the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art to celebrate the school's 160th anniversary.  Click here for tickets.

Letters to the President is conceived by director Michael Bello (We Are The Tigers, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) and dramaturg Jessica Kahkoska (Discount Ghost Stories, Agent 355), with the letters curated by Kahkoska.  Music direction and orchestrations by Patrick Sulken (Pretty Woman: The Musical), co-produced by Sara DeViney and Tim Marback.

The letters were curated through archival research and private collections from across the country.  Spanning topics including western expansion, World Wars I and II, space exploration, and the civil rights movement, Letters to the President offers a powerful look at the American dream.  The evening will feature composers' songs performed alongside readings of the letters that inspired them.

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