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Of Arms and the Man


Park Avenue Armory, NYC

a Ted Hearne world premiere
co-commissioned by Park Avenue Armory and The Crossing
with Thomas Mesa, Arlen Hlusko, & Alexander Hersh, cellos 

Can heav’nly minds such resentment show, Or exercise their spite in human woe?

Doris Kareva’s words, “Our flags are wafting in hope and grief,” are the starting point for this choral recital that explores themes of nationalism and war, victory and loss, as we navigate our own journeys in joy and despair. Featuring a world premiere from 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Hearne, the nation’s most prominent composer of works of social advocacy, this expanded concert experience that winds through the Armory’s historic reception rooms. With a rare live performance of David Lang’s depart, for 3 cellos and women, and many New York premieres of works written for us, including selections from our signature book of commissions, Jeff Quartets. 

David Shapiro Sumptuous Planet
Sebastian Currier “Sanctus” from Night Mass
Gabriel Jackson Rigwreck
Benjamin C.S. Boyle Empire of Crystal
David Lang last spring
Toivo Tulev A child said, what is the grass? 

Ted Hearne world premiere
David Lang depart
Gabriel Jackson Our flags are wafting in hope and grief
Kile Smith "Conversation on the Mountain" from Where flames a word
Louis Andriessen Ahania Weeping
Suzanne Giraud Johannisbaum

Earlier Event: September 16
Of Arms and the Man
Later Event: September 20
Of Arms and the Man