Musician, composer, author, and philosopher-naturalist David Rothenberg will be traveling, with his clarinet, to Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens on Sunday, October 30, for an enthusiastic musical lecture at 2PM.
The event is free to the public and reservations are not required. Books and cds will be available for purchase.
Rothenberg, the Harvard-educated, distinguished NJIT professor has published many books and is known around the world for his music and his books on the relationship between humanity and nature. Radnor Memorial Library and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens are very excited about this presentation that is generously supported, in part, by Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden.
Doing some fact-checking just today on our performing professor, I read that tonight, October 26, David Rothenberg will be performing with Suzanne Vega in New York City. David appears on Vega’s new album but unfortunately, cannot go on tour with her because he is teaching college courses right now.
So glad he can make it down to Philly on Sunday…
One of the author’s books, Why Birds Sing: A Journey Into the Mystery of Bird Song, has a companion cd that features the musician in concert with his avian friends. Rothenberg has performed with other jazz musicians (along with humpback whales and orcas) around the world.
I hope to see you there.
Here’s my favorite quote from David Rothenberg…
…If the voice of an animal is not heard as message but as art, interesting things start to happen: Nature is no longer inscrutable, some alien puzzle, but instead immediately something beautiful, a source of exuberant song, a tune with some space for us to join in.