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A Musical Odyssey

A Musical Odyssey

Exploring over 400 years of literature from the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections, A Musical Odyssey will trace the historical intersections between music and the written word. Come enjoy an afternoon of free music in one of the most beautiful libraries in the world!

From Goethe’s evil Fairy King and Shakespeare to modern interpretations of Sappho and mysterious manuscripts by Edgar Allan Poe, soprano Teresa Ferrara and pianist Allison Freeman will explore the fascinating ways in which music and text have interacted throughout history.

Rare editions of works by William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe will also be on display for one afternoon only!

This performance is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Grace Notes in American History: 200 Years of Songs from the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection, on view through July 31, 2022, at the George Peabody Library.

Register for FREE tickets on EventBrite. This performance is open to all. Doors will open at 3:30pm; Seats for ticket holders will be held until 3:50 p.m. on the afternoon of the performance, after which seating will be open. A standby line will be available starting at 3pm.

Please review current COVID safety guidelines under JHU policy. As of April 28, 2022, all unvaccinated visitors are required to be fully masked indoors; masking is optional for those who are vaccinated and boosted. Seating will be spaced to the extent possible for physical distancing.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Sam Bessen ([email protected])

Event Contact

Sam Bessen

Event Details

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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