FAU Libraries Host 'In Yonder Valley: A Brief Introduction to Shaker Life and Music'
Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Arthur and Mata Jaffe
Book Arts is hosting “In Yonder: A Brief Introduction to Shaker Life and
WHEN: Monday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Florida Atlantic University
Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Minimum donation is $25
per ticket. Pay $45 or more per ticket and
receive a Boston Camerata recording of your choice on CD.
information, contact John Cutrone, programs coordinator,
Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, at 561-297-0455
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at the Florida Atlantic University Libraries on the Boca Raton campus is sponsoring “In Yonder Valley: A Brief Introduction to Shaker Life and Music” on Monday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. Anne Azéma, soprano and artistic director of the Boston Camerata, and Joel Cohen, director emeritus, will present a musical program and discussion on the connection between Shaker songs and early English and American folk music. The two will also explore Shaker music as an integral part of Shaker life and worship, as well as the transmission and notation of Shaker melodies. The most famous Shaker song is “Simple Gifts,” but the Boston Camerata has for years been exploring the beauty of all Shaker music in performances all over the world. Concert proceeds will benefit the Jaffe center’s education fund and pay for exhibitions, lectures and hands-on workshops with leading book artists at the center. The fund also provides scholarships for students to study with these artists.