Saturday, June 21, 2014
11am Start: North west corner of the junction of 11th St and Bleecker St.
11:45am End: Gazebo, Rockefeller Park (Battery Park City)
River To River Festival
And Death Shall Have No Dominion
Conceived & Composed by Pete M Wyer
Live Performance Artists New York:
Soprano: Eleanor Taylor
Alto: Kathryn Krasovec
Tenor: Glenn Seven Allen
Bass: David Schmidt
Live accompaniment: Asphalt Orchestra
Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, 'And Death Shall Have No Dominion' is a once-off participatory singing event for a synchronized headphone choir in honor of his famous poem. Using an app that contains the accompaniment and synchronizes their mobile devices, participants set-off along 45 minute walking routes through lower Manhattan, singing the words of the renowned poet across the landscape of his final days. The performers begin their walk individually, singing just one part. Little by little, as routes converge, the song is revealed in its fullness until eventually, everyone assembles together for a grand choral finale accompanied by the Asphalt Orchestra, at the gazebo in Rockefeller Park. Participants are invited to reflect on Thomas’ words that famously declare triumph over death in the context of their own personal journey. Anyone can take part–it is unnecessary to read music or to have sung in a choir previously!
And Death Shall Have No Dominion is co-presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Make Music New York and Poets House, in association with American Opera Projects as part of the River To River Festival 2014.
Registration & Further Information:
This is a FREE event but registration is recommended. To sign-up, for further information regarding the walking routes and synchronizing your phone please visit:
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St., Manhattan
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAMUS HEANEY
Cornelia Street Cafe presents an evening of Seamus Heaney's poems, curated by Paul Hecht. Eleanor Taylor sings Ellen Mandel's songs to Heaney's poems, with readings by actors Kim Sykes, Paul Hecht, and Lizbeth Mackay, in this latest installment of the cafe's tributes to the great poets.
For more info, call 212.989.9319
$15 cover gets you a drink + the show
The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn
TWO SIDES SOUNDING
AOP25: Living Composers,
Living New York
in association with
American Opera Projects
Eleanor Taylor, soprano
Brandon Snook, tenor
Daniel Neer, baritone
Jorell Williams, baritone
Mila Henry, piano
Ted Gorodetzky, director and
In celebration of American Opera Projects' 25th Anniversary, Two Sides Sounding presents a concert of music on the joys and woes of life in the city by AOP-championed composers.
Music by Sidney Boquiren, Daron Hagen, Ray Lustig, Gilda Lyons, Rachel Peters, Peter Wyer
plus a sneak peek from Bruce Bailey, a new "urban cantata" by Daniel Felsenfeld & Daniel Neer, commissioned by Two Sides Sounding.
Tickets: $20, available here.
(A limited number of $10 tickets for students/seniors/artists will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.)
This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.