Music series

Acclaimed musical series returns to Green-Wood Cemetery

If taking a sip of whiskey before embarking on a dusk stroll through a cemetery to the Catacombs for an acclaimed classical concert rings your alley, Green Wood Cemetery is the place for you.

The Graveyard has teamed up with Death of Classical for the fourth time to produce the much-loved The angel’s share series of classical concerts, from May 27 to October 6.

The series will include a range of performances, including Hot dogs, Hooch and Handel; by Sarah Kirkland Snider Mass for people in danger Gallicantu; the world premiere of Aaron Seigel Observe the birds of the end of the world Anthony Roth Costanzo and percussionist Sae Hashimoto; a rarely heard arrangement of Mahler’s 9th Four Hands by pianists Stewart Goodyear and Jed Distler; a combination of drone sounds and Hindustani ragas in interpretations of Hildegard von Bingen’s works by Daisy Press; and the newly recorded program of the Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet Of all the joys.

The Angels’ Share returns to Green-Wood Cemetery this summer. Photo: provided.

Each performance will begin with a pre-show spirits tasting featuring whiskey, mezcal and more before the audience takes a twilight stroll through the cemetery to the catacombs.

Andrew Ousley, founder and artistic director of Death of Classical, said all of the season’s concerts explored the nature of time – “the intersection of ancient and modern, what is timeless and what is timely, what who perseveres and what passes”.

“I wanted to take a moment to sit with the sense of eternity and transience that permeates Green-Wood, and reflect on the precious brevity of life, and the cascading ripples of impact we leave behind. in our wake.”

Harry Weil, Green-Wood’s programming director, added that the season’s performance would “create vivid and indelible memories for all involved.”

“There’s no experience like an evening at the cemetery, absorbing the world-class talent that will grace our grounds.”

For the complete schedule and to buy ticketsClick here.

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