‘Dear Darwin’ to highlight 26 Brickman compositions
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Ginger Hwalek. - Contributed photo
Ginger Hwalek. - Contributed photo
FORT KENT, Maine - Soprano Nancy Ogle, pianist Ginger Hwalek and poet Kathleen Ellis will perform at the University of Maine at Fort Kent in a “concert of music, words, and visuals," according to a press release from UMFK.

“Dear Darwin” is a set of 26 songs composed by UMFK’s music professor Scott Brickman and set to poetry by Ellis, a University of Maine English faculty member. It will be accompanied by visual images by UMaine art professor Susan Groce, and performed by Ogle and Hwalek, both of the UMaine Music Department.

The images that accompany the songs are grouped around a series of drawings by Groce from her Australian travel journal. The collection is an “abecedarium” - the poems are arranged alphabetically - and according to interweaving themes of “Darwinism, love, and an eco-perspective of apples through the ages,” according to the press release.

The concert is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Fox Auditorium. Admission will be $10. UMFK students may attend free with valid student identification.

For more information, contact Brickman at 834-7506 or brickman@maine.edu.