The Fisher of the James

On January 27, 2013, at the Lewis home in Richmond, I will perform the first in a series of concerts for Caritas Works, a local training program to help homeless people find good jobs.

The program will consist of poetry spoken and sung, including readings and songs from Frameshifts, Hidden Moves and Hidden Voices, and Marking Time, the songs “Rappahannock” and “Just Enough,” and the featured work, The Fisher of the James, a song cycle based on the Grimms’ fairy tale, The Fisherman and His Wife, but set in modern day Richmond. An unemployed inventor and his discontented wife meet a magic fish who gives them their wishes, a history lesson, and a life-shifting lesson in the cost of wisdom.

On hand at the concerts will be my books, scores for performers, and copies of newly mastered CDs of some of my music. Books available: Volumes 1&2 of Frameshifts, Hidden Moves and Hidden Voices, Marking Time, Floats and Sinkers, and Finding a Purchase. CDs include Annunciations, Amber, The People’s Voice, The Fisher of the James, and La Rinuncia. Scores for musicians are: The People’s Voice, Annunciations, Missa brevis, La Rinuncia, and Amber. Proceeds of sales will go to Caritas Works.

I continue to work on mastering the tracks for The Books of Daniel, Runes and Tunes, and The Profit of Doom. Before too much longer, these works, together with scores for musicians and mp3 versions of all the music, should be finished. At that point, I will also place everything onto the Marginal Notes website, replacing the files currently online. Attached below is a general announcement for the series of concerts.

Most bookings after January 27, 2013 are tentative at this time, but I can tell you that one of the concerts will be in the Great Hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Richmond on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

A SERIES OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY RICHMOND WRITER AND COMPOSER RICHARD ROSE, AUTHOR OF FRAMESHIFTS, ABOUT AN UNEMPLOYED FISHERMAN, HIS DISCONTENTED WIFE, AND A MAGICAL FISH WHO TEACHES THEM THE HISTORY AND WISDOM OF THE PEOPLES OF THE RIVER.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THESE CONCERTS WILL GO TO CARITAS WORKS, OUR RICHMOND TRAINING PROGRAM TO HELP PEOPLE GO FROM HOMELESSNESS TO GOOD JOBS.

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