Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Longfellow Big Read Features Michael Maglaras














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Sunday, April 18 -- 4:00pm
Michael Maglaras will perform a dramatic reading of excerpts from The Song of Hiawatha at the Longfellow Big Read at Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts. This hour-long reading will be performed with a full score of pre-recorded sound effects and music by Native American musicians.

Michael will also perform "Paul Revere's Ride" as an encore commemorating the significance of the 18th of April. This is the 150th anniversary of the publishing of this poem.

MORE INFORMATION at this link.

ADMISSION: $10 adults / $5 seniors and students (Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 978-443-1776)

READ the Associated Press Story

GO BEHIND THE SCENES with Michael Maglaras

HEAR Michael Maglaras talk about why he recorded The Song of Hiawatha

A LITTLE BACKGROUND: In 2007, 217 Records released a limited edition 5-CD recording of The Song of Hiawatha to mark the Bicentennial of American master poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Accompanied by a soundtrack of Native American drums, flutes, vocals, and a host of sound effects, Michael Maglaras brings the story of Hiawatha (more than 6,500 lines) to life for a modern audience.