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Theatre of Voices - A Brief Descent into Deep Time
Feb 25 2025
Zankel Hall
New York, USA

Embodying “undivided devotion to the musical material,” the Grammy Award–winning vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices is a go-to collaborator for many of today’s most visionary composers. In Zankel Hall alone, they have premiered new works by such artists as Arvo Pärt, David Lang, and Ingram Marshall. In this performance—in the intimate, in-the-round Zankel Hall Center Stage configuration—they sing a world premiere by the category-defying Julia Wolfe, a US premiere by John Luther Adams that takes listeners on a journey through the geological layers of the Grand Canyon, and a recent work by Michael Gordon that combines playfully direct lyrics with sumptuously scored singing.



JULIA WOLFE New Work (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS A Brief Descent into Deep Time (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)


Zankel Hall
57th Street
New York, 10106

Phone: 212-247-7800

His music perfectly echoes the landscape he loves: impersonal, relentless, larger than human scale, yet gorgeous, a quiet chaos of colors, suffused with light. It’s not a climate everyone could live in. But for those who want to bathe their ears in an aural aurora borealis while staying warm inside, it’s a spiritual odyssey well worth taking. - Kyle Gann
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