“There is a profound sense of sorrow at the root of this composition, yet it is balanced by what could best be described as a musical expression of love and humility,” writes Blogcritic’s Greg Barbrick about Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament. On November 17th, the Latvian Radio Choir and the Latvian orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga will perform this workunder than baton of conductor Tõnu Kaljuste. This White Light Festival performance will take place in Alice Tully Hall, at 7:30pm.
“As a performer, Sarukkai is phenomenally precise. Her arms slice the air like rapiers and her feet strike the ground with a unique sound that could be likened to the hard ping of raindrops on a tin roof. As an actress, she is a chameleon: Her body seemed to change shape as she moved from male to female roles.”
-Pamela Squires (Washington Post)
As part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, on November 15, 16 and 17, classical Indian dancer Malavika Sarukkai will perform with musicians from Chennai, at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Be sure to check with us tomorrow to learn more about this wonderful dancer! [Please note: these performances were originally scheduled for November 1, 2 and 3 and were postponed because of Hurricane Sandy]
“Ask any serious vocal enthusiast to provide a list of the finest singers currently working, and the chances are good that Bernarda Fink, an Argentine mezzo-soprano, will figure in,” writes The New York Times’ Steve Smith. Tomorrow night, as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, at 7:30pm, Bernarda Fink comes to Alice Tully Hall with a program of works by Schumann, Mahler and Dvořák.
“Over the course of 90 minutes an immensely powerful atmosphere is created- of nostalgia mingled with regret, of opportunities missed, challenges ducked. […] The Hilliards bring it off immaculately; as with the whole show, there’s not a detail misplaced.”
-The Guardian (London), Review of I went to the house but did not enter
Tomorrow night, and also on the 14th, the vocal chamber group Hilliard Ensemble will perform I went to the house but did not enter, a work by Grammy-nominated German composer/director Heiner Goebbels. This White Light Festival staged concert will take place in the Rose Theater, at 7:30pm, on both nights.