Peter Campion Narrates Upson Song Cycle

Upson imageOn Friday, January 20, the Friends of the Libraries will present "An Upson Song Cycle": the premiere performance of songs by composer Linda Kachelmeier based on poems by Arthur Upson, performed by local tenor Roy Heilman and accompanied by Mary Jo Gothmann. Assistant professor of creative writing Peter Campion will introduce and narrate the program. Poet Arthur Upson was a University of Minnesota student and English lecturer at the turn of the 19th century. Upon then-president Cyrus Northrop's request, Upson reworked the song "Hail! Minnesota," adding the second verse to what became the University hymn and later the official state song. His death in 1908 at age 31 cut short a literary career filled with promise. The free event starts at 7:30 pm in the Upson Room of Walter Library. Make a reservation online or call 612-624-9339.

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