Despite a gorgeous, impressively conducted score, David Lang’s prisoner of the state felt overstuffed, unsatisfying, and contradictory.
Conducted by Music director Jaap Van Zweden, the concerts take place June 6 – 8 at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.
This week on the High Line, 1,000 singers will come together to tell the diverse and personal stories of New Yorkers.
When Robert Blackson learned about the broken instruments in Philadelphia’s public schools, he turned them into a creative opportunity: the Symphony for a Broken Orchestra.
While this year some pieces isolated participants through technology, others relished their theatricality and fed off the physical presence of live performers.
An anatomical theater and its dissected murderess are the subjects of a bloody opera on the physical nature of evil.
“When we meet the very best, we have to give up,” baritone Rod Gilfry intoned in The Loser, composer David Lang’s one-act opera that debuted last week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).