7:30pm (doors open at 7:00)
Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in New York City.
The program will feature compositions written about or to oppose captivity. We have a special commission by Eleanor Cory, inspired by poems written by women inmates at Rikers Island, along with Frederic Rzewski's Attica (1972) for narrator and chamber group, based on a letter by one of the leaders of the Attica’s riots, and the sublime Quartet for the End of Time (1941) by Olivier Messiaen. Our special guest Joseph Assadourian will be the narrator of the evening, and also presents excerpts from his tragicomic theatrical piece, The Bullpen.