Due to the COVID-19 situation this concert has been cancelled.
In a concert that features voices from New York’s Downtown Music scene, Alan Pierson, who has been described as "perhaps Steve Reich's greatest living advocate", will lead the orchestra in a performance of Reich's Tehillim. The evening will kick off with excerpts from the lesser known "Instrumentals" by darling of New York's underground music scene, Arthur Russell, and close with the New York Premiere of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 10.
With the Glass premiere, the performance of "Instrumentals" which seeks to recreate the piece from fragmented materials and the memories of an original participant, and what will be Pierson's debut performance with the Mannes Orchestra, this March 13 event will be a true evening of firsts.
Known for their bold and adventurous programming, the Mannes Orchestra has been hailed by The New York Times as an orchestra whose quality is “a revelation”, and for their “intensity of focus.” The 2019/20 Season features many exciting performances, collaborations, and projects, including performances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, John L. Tishman Auditorium at The New School, and appearances with the Mannes Opera at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College and the Martha Graham Dance Company at New York City Center.
Alan Pierson has been praised as "a dynamic conductor and musical visionary" by the New York Times, "a young conductor of monstrous skill" by Newsday, "gifted and electrifying" by the Boston Globe, and "one of the most exciting figures in new music today" by Fanfare. He is the Artistic Director and conductor of the acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound which has been called "the future of classical music" by the New York Times and "a sensational force" with "powerful ideas about how to renovate the concert experience" by the New Yorker.
Russell - Excerpts from "Instrumentals"
Reich - Tehillim
Glass - Symphony No. 10
Tickets: $10 available from: lincolncenter.org, the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, or CenterCharge at 212.721.6500.