“Rencontres Poétiques” Collaborative Concert Series with Composer Christina Goh


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PROJECT INFORMATION

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“Rencontres poétiques” is a poetry-focused international concert series created by composers Mary Bichner [USA] and Christina Goh [France].  The series features musical settings composed by Bichner and Goh for classic poems in both French and English; inspired by the works of Yves Bonnefoy, Phillis Wheatley, Honoré de Balzac, Edgar Allan Poe, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Emily Dickinson, and more.

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The first edition of the concert took place in Boston, MA, USA on April 13th 2022 at the Museum of Science Boston’s Mugar Omni Theatre. The event featured a world premiere from each composer, as well as gorgeous visuals custom-made by the Museum’s award-winning artistic teams accompanying each song via the theatre’s five-story screen. The performance also featured a special guest appearance by composer and vocalist Mali Sastri. 

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The second edition of the concert took place in Tours, France on October 20th 2022 at Le Centre Musical Jean de Ockeghem, a beautiful 12th century abbey turned performance venue, complete with a multi-sensory pre-show experience that included color-changing lights, images, and immersive sound. The performance featured a number of special guests appearances, including medieval troupe Passeurs de Légendes, lyric soprano Betsabée Haas, and actress Justine Calais-Gillot.

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Future editions of “Rencontres poétiques” are currently in the planning stages. To book “Rencontres poétiques” in your city or venue, please contact the composers HERE

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PHOTOS FROM CONCERT II (OCTOBER 2022 IN TOURS, FRANCE)
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PHOTOS FROM CONCERT I (APRIL 2022 IN BOSTON, MA, USA)

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CONTACT INFO

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To book “Rencontres poétiques” in your city or venue, please contact the composers at:

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info@marybichner.com

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