T.S. Eliot and His Love of Shakespeare
written by Joan Ackermann and featuring Allyn Burrows with musical guest Michi Wiancko.
One Night Only!
August 12, 8:30PM
The Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company
Allyn Burrows gives a masterful performance as the poet, playwright, literary contrarian, and Nobel Prize winner T.S. Eliot in an exploration of the writer’s fascination with Shakespeare. The words of these two great poets are intertwined with the beautiful and haunting music of celebrated violinist Michi Wiancko.
“Every poet would like, I fancy, to be able to think that he had some direct social utility . . . He would like to be something of a popular entertainer, and be able to think his own thoughts behind a tragic or a comic mask. He would like to convey the pleasures of poetry, not only to a larger audience, but to larger groups of people collectively; and the theatre is the best place in which to do it.”
—T. S. Eliot
Michi Wiancko is an internationally-acclaimed and multi-dimensional violinist, composer, and collaborator, described by Gramophone as an “alluring soloist with heightened expressive and violinistic gifts.” She gave her debut concerto performances with the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, made her NY recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and released a solo album of works by Émile Sauret on Naxos. She has performed and toured extensively with a diverse array of today’s leading ensembles and soloists in classical and contemporary music, including Silk Road Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), The Knights, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and Vijay Iyer.