BOLTON LANDING – The Sembrich continues its Nature & Music Summer Festival with its 2021 membership event “Voice of the Mountains: Jeanne Robert Foster, An Adirondack Legacy,” on Saturday, July 17 at 2:00 PM. The event is a weaving of stories, songs, and readings celebrating Adirondack poet Jeanne Robert Foster and her love for the outdoors. Performers Eileen Egan Mack and Dan Berggren bring Jeanne’s neighbors of yesterday back to life, giving voice to the people and places that might otherwise be forgotten. Be prepared for an entertaining journey back in time, with twists and turns to enjoy.
“‘Voice of the Mountains’ brings our Nature & Music theme home to the Adirondacks, illuminating the rich heritage of music and storytelling native to our region,” says Artistic Director Richard Wargo. “We’re delighted to share this entertaining portrait of Jeanne Robert Foster with our members.”
Jeanne Robert Foster (1879-1970), née Julia Elizabeth Oliver, was a native of Johnsburg, NY. She was the oldest of four children born to a lumberjack and a schoolteacher. In her early years, she gleaned all she could from her teachers in the three mountain counties she called home. Foster traveled the world and by the end of her life, she had been a famous beauty, a poet, a journalist, and a social reformer.
Eileen Egan Mack is a master storyteller who specializes in tales that reflect the wonder of the natural world. Her singing career includes performing with ensembles from choirs to rock bands, creating her own takes on jazz standards, and current work with the Georgie Wonders Orchestra big band.
An Adirondack native and tradition-based songsmith, Dan Berggren writes songs that explore the lives of hard-working folks, the many dimensions of home, and taking care of our planet and each other. For over 40 years, Berggren has entertained audiences in the US and overseas in Europe and Central Africa.
This event is free and open to all current members of The Sembrich. For those who are not yet members, Sembrich memberships can be purchased at TheSembrich.org/join or by calling (518) 644-2431.