LYANDA LYNN HAUPT at Town Hall
Co-presented with SEATTLE AUDUBON SOCIETY & TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE.
Seattle naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s book Mozart’s Starling (Little, Brown) begins with the rescue of a single starling (Carmen) from a local park service clearout. The author’s story of raising Carmen within her West Seattle household (and a parallel story of Mozart, who, entranced by a caged starling whistling a version of his Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, took the bird home to be his pet) provides a delightful and unexpected window into creativity, language, music and a new appreciation for a much maligned species.
“Mozart's Starling is a delightful, enlightening, breathless flight through the worlds of Carmen and Star, two European starlings who join their human counterparts in exploring life and music and nature, helping to shed light on the connection between humans and birds-those of us bound to terra firma, and those of us who are free to soar.” — Garth Stein.
Lyanda Lynn Haupt is the author of Crow Planet, Urban Bestiary and other books about the natural world.