The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

217 Records celebrates 150 years of Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride”

Many people can still recite from memory these words from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s great poem Paul Revere’s Ride: “Listen my children and you shall hear / Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” Listen to Michael Maglaras recite this masterpiece of American poetry; this still-resonating call to citizen action. On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere […]

Snow-Bound at the St. Lawrence

On Sunday, December 12 Michael Maglaras of 217 Records performed John Greenleaf Whittier’s “Snow-Bound” to a sold out audience at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland, Maine. View photos from the performance at this link.

“Snow-Bound” — An Appreciation

“Snow-Bound” — An Appreciationby Michael Maglaras, 217 Records John Greenleaf Whittier’s “Snow-Bound” is his signal work of genius. Whittier wrote many poems of unassailable quality…but “Snow-Bound” is without equal among his poems. It is a work of towering imagination and incandescent beauty. “Snow-Bound” also captures, at once, Whittier’s best qualities as a poet and as […]

Get and Give: Help 217 Records help the St. Lawrence Arts Center

GET: Purchase a ticket for Michael Maglaras’s December 12th performance of Snow-Bound, sponsored by 217 Records. FMI at this link. GIVE: 100% of your ticket purchase benefits the St. Lawrence Arts Center. WHY? Check out today’s article in the Portland Press Herald to learn more about the $17 million dollars the Friends of the St. […]

Behind the Scenes with Mark Stone: Delius Songbook Project

Banker Mark Stone Turns Baritone, Sets Up His Own Record Label: Interview By Warwick Thompson Nov 2, 2010 It’s a sad fact that classical recording contracts are as rare as shy sopranos or well-read tenors. Baritone and former accountant Mark Stone, passionate about English songs, isn’t fazed. He founded his own label. Set up in […]

“Snow-Bound” Performed by Michael Maglaras

Read press release at this link. More about the St. Lawrence Arts Center’s fundraising campaign at this link. WHAT: “Snow-Bound” read by Michael Maglaras WHEN: December 12 – 3:00pmWHY: Special benefit for the St. Lawrence Arts Center Remembered for his legendary 2007 complete performance of Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha,” actor, director, and film maker […]

Announcing the Delius Songbook Project – Volume One

Filmmaker, actor, and record producer Michael Maglaras has announced that 217 Records will be participating in a major classical music release: Volume One of a planned two-volume set of all 61 surviving songs for solo voice and piano by the English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934). The notable English baritone Mark Stone, accompanied at the piano […]

Full house for Michael Maglaras poetry reading at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

View photos at this link. On Sunday, April 18, Michael Maglaras, founder of 217 Records, performed a dramatic reading of excerpts from The Song of Hiawatha at the Longfellow Big Read at the Martha Mary Chapel at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts. This hour-long reading was performed with a full score of pre-recorded sound […]

This is not your grandmother’s “Hiawatha”

Longfellow’s best-loved poems to be read Sunday By Chris Bergeron/DAILY NEWS STAFF Apr 16, 2010 Though Henry Wadsworth Longfellow never spent a night at the Wayside Inn, the 19th century bard’s verse will resound through the Martha-Mary Chapel Sunday afternoon in dramatic readings of two of his best-loved poems. Former opera singer Michael Maglaras will […]

April 18: Longfellow Big Read features Michael Maglaras

MARK YOUR CALENDARSunday, April 18 — 4:00pmMichael Maglaras will perform a dramatic reading of excerpts from The Song of Hiawatha at the Longfellow Big Read at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts. This hour-long reading will be performed with a full score of pre-recorded sound effects and music by Native American musicians. Michael will also […]