November 10th at 8:00pm
and November 11th at 3:00pm
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York City

Cris, Thierry Escaich (US premiere)
The Elements, Philip Lasser (world premiere)

Hanzhi Wang, accordion
Philip Stoddard, speaker

Prominent French composer Thierry Escaich sets a gripping World War I narrative by best-selling novelist Laurent Gaudé, for chorus, speaker, accordion, eight cellos and percussion. Conductor Mark Shapiro’s English translation of the spoken text lends a searing immediacy to Escaich’s seismic music. A new work by New York composer Philip Lasser offers reflection with wisdom and sensitivity. Exciting guest performers include Young Concert Artist Hanzhi Wang and recent Juilliard graduate Philip Stoddard.

Please select a performance

General admission

Adult - $20 online, $25 at the door
Senior - $15 online, $20 at the door
Student/Child - $8 online, $10 at the door