We invite you to a Valentine’s Day celebration of poetry, music and romance at Bouley Botanical. Esteemed performers will beguile you and your special someone as you indulge in a multi-course meal designed by Chef David Bouley.
A Valentine’s Verse: Sharing a Night of Lyrical, Classical and Baroque
The evening will begin with a 45 minute reception featuring passed canapés, champagne and Baroque music. Guests will then enjoy an intimate 6-course tasting menu accompanied by a wine pairing and poetry readings.
Bouley Botanical, 281 Church Street
Tuesday, Feb 14th: 6:00pm
$860 per couple, includes reception, menu and sommelier’s wine pairing, parting gift (tax and service additional)
Happy Valentine’s Day
Lawrence Joseph: Poet
Lawrence Joseph is the author of five books of poems, most recently Into It (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and two books of prose,Lawyerland, a novel (FSG) and The Game Changed: Essays and Other Prose (University of Michigan Press). His sixth book of poems, So Where Are We? is forthcoming with FSG in August. Among his awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. The Tinnelly Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law, he is married to the painter Nancy Van Goethem, and lives in Battery Park City.
Reginald Harris: Poet
Director of Library and Outreach Services for Poets House, Reginald Harris won the 2012 Cave Canem /Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for Autogeography. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, recipient of Individual Artist Awards for poetry and fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, and Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the ForeWord Book of the Year for 10 Tongues: Poems (2002), his work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and on line. An Associate Editor for Lambda Literary Review, and member of the National Book Critics Circle, he lives in Brooklyn.
Keiran Campbell: Baroque Cellist
Keiran Campbell, cellist, grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he began studying the cello at age 8. He received his undergraduate degree from Juilliard with Darrett Adkins, and is currently pursing a master’s degree at Juilliard where he studies baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai, and also studies modern cello with Timothy Eddy.
Keiran has appeared as a soloist with the North State Chamber Orchestra, the Mallarme Chamber Orchestra, and the Durham Symphony. While at Juilliard, he has performed under conductors including William Christie, Alan Gilbert, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Maasaki Suzuki. As a chamber musician, Keiran has performed and collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, and members of the Cleveland and Juilliard quartets. Keiran has also performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, playing with klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer.
He has attended the Tafelmusik Winter Institute, The International Baroque Institute at Longy, Perlman Chamber Workshop, Sarasota Music Festival, and Kneisel Hall. Keiran has participated in masterclasses given by Steven Isserlis and Ralph Kirshbaum at IMS Prussia Cove (in Cornwall, England), and also worked with David Geringas at Accademia Chigiana di Siena. He has also played in masterclasses given by Zuill Bailey, Christophe Coin, Richard Egarr, David Geringas, Pablo Heras-Casado, Bonnie Hampton, Frans Helmerson, Brinton Smith, and Hopkinson Smith.
Keiran enjoys performing early as well as contemporary music. Recently, he performed with Aeon Ensemble, a NYC-based new music group, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall.
A clip of Keiran playing Bach’s Suite No 2 in D minor for solo cello: