Music is very prevalent in Rachel Carson's writing about the environment, both in metaphor and lyricism. For example, music can be heard in Carson's reference to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in evoking the sound of pounding waves. This presentation explores the music in Carson's background and writing, and explores why music reflects her love of the natural world. Included are brief readings from Carson's work and a sampling of musical excerpts from works cited in Carson's writings.
Audiences are invited to participate in rhythm play, birdcall songs and other musical games.
Sponsoring Organization: Springs Historical Society.
Commonwealth Speakers is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.