Premiere Performance of Eleonora Andreevna
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Premiere Performance of

Eleonora Andreevna

A Song Cycle
Composer John Vergin and Poet Ralph Bunch

Sunday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Eliot Hall Chapel
Donations gratefully accepted

Alexis Hamilton, mezzo-soprano
Brian Tierney, tenor
John Vergin, pianist

This new work tells the story of Eleonora Andreevna, a Russian women of great spirit, who was born in the Soviet era and raised in privation and hardship. She achieved success in her professional life, even working in the Kremlin. By chance, in Moscow, she met visitng politial science professor Ralph Bunch from Portland State University. They were both in late middle age. They fell in love. They married and had many good years together in Portland before her passing.

Hear Eleonora's story in song.