The Heyman Center for the Humanities presents the full, live video presentation of the world premiere performance of Mortality Mansions, a collaboration of U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall and GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Herschel Garfein:
Mortality Mansions: Songs of Love and Loss after 60
In this unique Delos album, two-time Grammy Award-winning composer, librettist, and producer Herschel Garfein introduces Mortality Mansions: a stunning new song cycle setting poems by former U.S. poet laureate Donald Hall.
Hall’s plain-spoken, yet profound poetry reveals his candid perspectives on aging, with its inevitable physical decline, fears, personal losses, and emotional trials. Yet he balances these negative aspects with such persisting joys and pleasures as loving companionship and physical intimacy.