Mezzo soprano Cynthia Stiehl will be featured in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm. Through poetry, melody and human feeling, Ms. Stiehl’s presentation, entitled “Poetical Interpretation”, will examine how singers choose, interpret and present text to their audiences. She will be accompanied by Judith Jackson on the piano.
Known for her recitals of American art song, opera and musical theater, Ms. Stiehl’s repertoire extends from Bach to Cole and beyond. She has appeared as guest soloist with symphonies, choirs, and ensembles in Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon and Wisconsin. Door County audiences are familiar with Ms. Stiehl’s numerous benefit performances for local non-profit organizations. She has performed Samuel Barber’s “Dover Beach” and Aaron Copland’s “American Songs,” as well as premiering works by Richard Cumming, written especially for her. Ms. Stiehl has several CDs to her credit, most notably her memorable recital with John Browning recorded at Björklunden. She is proud to serve on the UUFDC Board of Directors and several other Boards in Door County.
On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a renowned local or regional poet followed by an open mic, providing an opportunity for others to read their poetry. A reception follows affording an opportunity to meet the poets. The Series is named for Emily Dickinson, a prolific poet and philosophically in tune with Unitarian beliefs. The public is welcome and there is no charge.