Amanda Gorman, history-making Presidential inaugural poet and bestselling author, and internationally acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler, share the stage for the first time at Carnegie Hall in an evening of spoken word and music featuring the award-winning poetry of Ms. Gorman and the Cello Suites of J.S. Bach, offering a message of hope and humanity.
Jan Vogler says, “I grew up reading poetry, and have played the music of Bach for nearly my entire life, reveling for many years in the universal appeal of his captivating Cello Suites. To collaborate with Amanda and to see how her wonderful poems change my interpretation of Bach's music is a great joy. I can't wait to share the results of this extraordinary inspiration.”
Amanda Gorman says, “Like many people, Bach’s music captures my heart and my imagination. To be in dialogue with it, and with Jan and his cello – a Stradivarius that was made around the time that Bach wrote this music – is to touch something timeless.”