Composer and pianist Dan Knight to perform at the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum
World-renowned artist to perform 'The Walt Whitman Suite'
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[April 05, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- On April 15 at 7 p.m., the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will host master
pianist Dan Knight as he presents his composition "The Whitman
Suite" in the museum's Union Theatre.
Named after the 19th-century American poet Walt Whitman, the "Walt
Whitman Suite" has nine pieces, each based on segments of Whitman's
"Leaves of Grass" as well as his prose works. Knight's performance
also includes spoken segments of Whitman's poetry. Knight's
composition was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music.
As one of the world's finest improvising musicians, Knight is one
of the acknowledged master pianists of his generation. A Steinway
Artist as well as a composer and educator, Knight has toured the
world and has several CD recordings. He has appeared in performances
across the United States and Europe, including an unprecedented
three consecutive performances at the legendary Montreaux Jazz
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Tickets are $12 for the public and $10 for Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library Foundation members. For tickets, call
Knight's April performance is in conjunction with National Poetry
Month and with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library's temporary
exhibit "Chapter and Verse: Connecting to Poetry," which runs April
This event is co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library Foundation and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
For more information on Dan Knight, visit
[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum]