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.

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York City