Friday, September 19, 2008

'Carnival' at the Met 9/26

Philippe de Montebello, head of NY's Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be reading Ogden Nash's poems in a staging of 'Carnival of the Animals'. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will provide the musical accompaniment.

One little known Ogden Nash animal poem that won't be included:

Pastoral

Two Cows
Mildly Mooing;
No Bull;
Nothing doing

7 comments:

JohnBrady said...

Here is the show's positive review from the NY Times, which points out that Nash wrote these poems for music in 1949: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/29/arts/music/29orph.html?oref=login

RC said...

I grew up in North Hampton, NH, so finding a blog devoted to the town's great literator is a joy.

Just today I wished that Nash were still here to bully the words around as he used to do.

JohnBrady said...

Hey RC - I agree with you. Fortunately Nash was uber-prolific. I've found that I can usually find something in his vast body of work to apply to current events. His verses on borrowing and lending seem especially prescient now! Thanks for for stopping by and the good words...

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Dear Mr. Brady,
I received a comment on my blog today which referenced Ogden Nash, and I spent a wonderful afternoon reading Nash's verse for the first time. I discovered your site through my search for Nash's work.
You can find the comment on my post titled "Follow me to the Animals' Ball". The post then continues with, "Hommage to 'The Animals' Ball".
Such a coincidence to find your post about "Carnival of the Animals" on your opening page today!
I hope you will enjoy these Ogden Nash connections.

Sincerly,
C. Andrako

JohnBrady said...

That's pretty serendipitous.In tracking Nash's modern day popularity I find that his references to animals and the staging of his animal poems are one of his most popular ongoing legacies.

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