Music on Literature

MUSIC ON POETRY, at Epworth UMC, on Saturday June 16th, at 7pm

Music on poetry by Jorge Luis Borges, Federico García Lorca, 
Guillermo Silveira, Gary Hanna, Bocha Gallo.

A Benefit Recital for The Cape Henlopen Food Basket

May 27, 2007 (Washington, DC) – "If Music be the food of love, 
play on" is not the moaning of Orsinio, Shakespeare's lovesick 
duke, but the shouts of joy from the Cape Henlopen Food Basket of Lewes, DE. Listening to music and poetry is showing love for those 
less fortunate with Kathleen Elizabeth Shelly, the Basso Moderno 
Duo and Guillermo Silviera at their benefit recital on Saturday, 
June 16 at 7 PM at Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave,
 Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Suggested donation of $10 and non-perishable food items 
are welcome at the door.

Featured in this recital are poems by Lorca, Borges, Hanna and
Silveira with performances by professor and interpreter, 
Dr. Kathleen Elizabeth Shelly and composer Guillermo Silviera. 

The Basso Moderno Duo will perform a selection of newly commissioned works for solo bass and piano by several notable American composers including Lee Hoiby, Dr. Richard St. Clair, and 2007 Pulitzer Prize nominee, Dr. Wallace De Pue.  Works by Dr. Harold Colin Cowherd and Sonia Megias Lopez round out the program.

Proceeds from this recital will benefit the Cape Henlopen Food Basket,
an all-volunteer organization, sponsored by the Lewes Rehoboth
Association of Churches (LRAC). The Food Basket provides emergency – 
and in some cases – on-going food for needy people in the area. In
addition to food staples and canned goods, families receive frozen
meat and a voucher for fresh eggs and milk. The Food Basket serves
over 100 families per month, and in the winter months, over 150 
families per month.  Donations of food and money and volunteers are
always needed.

Kathleen Shelly is a certified Spanish-English courtroom interpreter and translator in Sussex and Kent Counties. She first sang the milongas of Jorge Luis Borges for the poet himself at the Symposium on the Poems of Jorge Luis Borges held at Dickinson College on April 18, 1983, three years before his death. Ms. Shelly was at that time a professor at nearby Gettysburg College. She is a the president of the board of the Delaware Choral Society, centered in Dover, Delaware, and is a singer and soloist with that group and at St. John the Apostle Church in Milford. 

Award winning composer Guillermo Silviera, from Buenos Aires,
Argentina, is one of the most commissioned, prolific and fascinating 
composers of his generation.  His works are performed throughout the
world.  Silveira's music reflects his interest in the musical
traditions of the Americas and the world, and its ethnic folk
traditions. He explores the development of ancient and traditional 
musical forms as historical process in all continents, considering in
each culture the concepts of time, synesthesia, deconstructivism,
revisionism, dissemination, and environment.  He is currently working
on chamber music compositions, a new videOpera, and a commissioned 
symphonic poem inspired by the literature of Jorge Luis Borges.

The Basso Moderno Duo has commissioned over 100 lyrical works for solo
bass and piano by some of the world's most prominent and exciting
living composers from 35 countries and all 7 continents. The Basso
Moderno Duo is currently collaborating with several professional dance
companies in Washington, DC, including Jane Franklin Dance Company, 
Bosma Dance, Nicole Phillips, and Ronnie Cavalluzzi & The Patricia M.
Sitar Center.  Future engagements include the Capital Fringe Festival
in Washington, DC and the Basically Modern Contemporary Arts Festival 
in Rehoboth Beach, DE.  The Basso Moderno Duo will perform on the 2007
Steinway Concert Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on July
15, 2007 at 3 PM. The Basso Moderno Duo is based out of Washington,

For more information, contact Wave Starnes, The Food Basket
Coordinator at 302-227-7743 or via email at


Sarve Shaam

Sarve shaam Svasthi Bhavatu         May auspiciousness be unto all;
Sarve shaam Shaantir Bhavatu        May peace be upon all; 
Sarve shaam Purnam Bhavatu          May fullness be granted all;
Sarve shaam Mangalam Bhavatu        May prosperity be given all.

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah             May all be happy;
Sarve Santu Niraa mayaah            May all be free from disabilities;
Sarve Bhadraani Pashyantu           May all behold what is auspicious;
Maa Kashchid-dhuhkha Bhaag-Bhavet   May none suffer from sorrow.

Asato Maa Sadgamaya             Lead me from the unreal to the Real;
tamaso Maa Jyothir-Gamaya       Lead me from darkness to the Light; 
Mrityor-Maa Amritham Gamaya     Lead me from mortality to Immortality.

Om shaanti shaanti shaantihi!   Om Peace! Peace! Peace!

A concert on music inspired on Nature, Peace and Literature.
Saturday July 21st, at 7:30 pm

With audience participation

Irenic Suite number 2
After Lorca
Music on contemporary poems

A benefit for Christmas Joy Program at Epworth UMC, 
"Music on Peace" is a concert that includes 
Guillermo Silveira’s piano and electronic sounds music.

Performing Sonetos del Amor Oscuro, by Federico Garcia Lorca, with music by Guillermo Silveira

Colin Carroll, guitar; Guillermo Silveira, voice. Hellen Hayes Auditorium, National Theatre, Washington, DC. January 23rd, 2006.

After Lorca

Be passionate! tells us the poet,
and we are all about the awesome 
multiple languages new sounds,
musical truce for our mind peace.

Look! listen now to its ephemeral life 
did you see the eternal light maze?

Poem by Guillermo Silveira, music by Colin Carroll