We had another great event on Friday, March 25th. The award-winning poet Kim Bridgford was our featured guest, with musical performance by Serenade Duo.
Host Annabelle Moseley welcomed the crowd, then introduced Serenade Duo. Guitarist Gerry Saulter and Flutist Michelle LaPorte performed beautiful pieces by such composers as Astor Piazzolla, father of New Tango.
Annabelle then introduced poet, editor and critic, Kim Bridgford, Director of the West Chester University Poetry Center, who had traveled from Philadelphia for this event.
Kim gave a dazzling reading, delighting the crowd with both her sonnets and her free verse. Her poetry spanned a wide range of emotion from moving to humorous. The event closed with an open mic.
After the open mic, the artistic atmosphere remained. As Kim Bridgford signed and sold books at the counter, a circle of people sat discussing poetry, music, and spontaneously sharing songs – creating a very joyful sound that resonated among the violins and cellos.
String Poet would like to thank local businesses for their support of String Poet Studio Series. Reinwald’s Bakery contributed the delicious cookies, and Saint Patrick’s School provided chairs.
2 thoughts on “Kim Bridgford and Serenade Duo”
What a delightful evening! Thank you for creating a space where poets and musicians can mingle in a quiet, intimate setting. These evenings at the Violin Shop feel like a visit to an art salon for the poetry and music community. I leave refreshed and inspired.
Indeed a pleasure to be a friend of the String Poet Studio Series. Wonderful job in bringing the arts together. We wish you continued success with the series, & look forward to future collaborations.
Gerry Saulter & Michelle LaPorte
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