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Canisius College Composer-in-Residence Persis Parshall Vehar presents a lecture entitled “Choosing Words” on Thursday, September 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Vehar will discuss the inspirational role of the written word for both instrumental and vocal music. Included in the discussion are the writings of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Charles Bukowski and local poet Ann Goldsmith. The lecture will feature musical examples including works recently performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact the music office at x2536 for more information.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius co-director