“Frank O’Hara: In the Heart of Noise” — London, Nov. 9

If you’re in or near London next week, you’ll want to check out this event devoted to Frank O’Hara, featuring poet, critic, and New York Schoolologist extraordinaire Mark Ford and the Aurora Orchestra.  It will be on November 9th, at Kings Place in London.  Here are the details:

“Poet in the City, in collaboration with Aurora Orchestra, present a special evening of poetry, music and art in celebration of Frank O’Hara, 50 years since his death.

From curating with Jackson Pollock and de Kooning to creating work inspired by John Cage and Billie Holiday, O’Hara was at the restless heart of the 1960s creative explosion and the ‘New York School’; legions of devoted followers have ensued since his death at 40. Featuring poet and critic Mark Ford, players from Aurora Orchestra and the acclaimed soprano Nina Bennet, join us to explore the great legacy of this ceaseless soul.”

The program looks great, too:

Billie Holiday/Mal Waldron Left Alone
Billie Holiday/Herbie Nichols The Lady Sings the Blues
Bill Carey/Carl Fischer You’ve Changed
Rachmaninov Prelude in E flat, Op. 23, No. 6
Ned Rorem Poulenc
Poulenc Sonata for flute and piano
Ravel La Valse
John Cage The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
Feldman Piano Piece 1952

For more information see here and here.

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