The Impossible Will Take A Little While
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Impossible Will Take A Little While

Highline Chamber Ensemble and composer Eric Lemmon will present The Impossible Will Take a Little While, an oratorio based on the collection of essays and poetry by Paul Rogat Loeb. The Impossible Will Take a Little While offers everyday people hope and insights from leaders credited with impacting their respective societies, such as Nelson Mandela and Vaclav Havel. These essays highlight the legions of unsung people and political acts that have led to social change and progress. 

The concert on September 7th will feature Mezzo-Soprano Kate Maroney, Soprano Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Tenor Brandon Snook, and Baritone Wayne Arthur Paul. Highline Chamber Ensemble will be led by composer and conductor Whitney George, and the event will be preceded by a pre-concert talk on The Impossible Will Take a Little While by the composer, Eric Lemmon. The main concert will be accompanied by a host of smaller events including two free chamber concerts featuring excerpts of The Impossible Will Take a Little While alongside other politically minded works, with an hour-long live-streamed rehearsal on September 6th, at 8:00PM. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/thelittleimpossible

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sanctuary with The Dream Unfinished

Activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished presents their season finale at St. Peter's Church with New York premieres of works by Vijay Iyer, Kareem Roustom, and George Walker, performances of works by Tania Leon and Huang Ruo, performances by Vijay Iyer and Jennifer Koh, and presentations from speakers from NYC's immigrant rights community.

More info: http://thedreamunfinished.org/events/2018/4/25/sanctuary-season-finale

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Wordless Music Orchestra, Phantom Thread @ BAM
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Wordless Music Orchestra, Phantom Thread @ BAM

Wordless Music presents the U.S. premiere live score in New York (February 24-25) and Los Angeles (March 2) of Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville, with music by Jonny Greenwood, and nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson), Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), and Best Score (Jonny Greenwood).

In both cities, Wordless Music Orchestra will team up with principals from London Contemporary Orchestra, who recorded Greenwood’s original score for Nonesuch. Together, the orchestra will perform the entirety of Greenwood’s score, which itself is heard in more than 70% of the film, along with selections from Brahms, Schubert, Fauré, and Debussy. This event marks the third collaboration between Anderson and Wordless Music, following live score premieres for THERE WILL BE BLOOD and PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE.

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