Seasons from a Poet’s Life for cello quartet

2023 | Commissioned by Andrew Mark for BoCoCelli | 14 minutes 30 seconds


Program Note

The three movements of “Seasons from a Poet’s Life” are based on three songs from “Letting Go,” a song cycle setting of six poems by Donald Hall. The texts are Hall’s reflections on the death of his wife, Jane Kenyon (The Wish), on childhood (The Child), and on the death of his father (White Apples).

I. The Wish
2. The Child
3. White Apples

Past Performances

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Seully Hall
Boston, MA
November 9, 2023

Tristan Hernandez, Elaina Spiro, Lauren Roberts, Sophia Paul