APRIL 8, 10 and 21, 2011
An exciting selection of established and emerging poets and composers have been commissioned by the New York City based new music ensemble Lunatics at Large (www.lunaticsensemble.com) to write works on the theme of “sanctuary,” which is a “sacred, holy place or a place of refuge.” After its multi-disciplinary opening performance at Weill Recital Hall on March 21, 2011, where Lunatics at Large recently premiered the five commissioned chamber pieces and poets read their Sanctuary poems (which were also commissioned by Lunatics at Large), the program is now being re-performed several times in actual sanctuaries (a church and a synagogue) in New York City and at WMP Concert Hall.
“The Sanctuary Project” features composers André Brégégère, Mohammed Fairouz, Raphael Fusco, Laura Koplewitz, & Alex Shapiro; Their music is paired with poetry by Rob Buchert, Joanna Fuhrman, David Shapiro, Yerra Sugarman, & Ryan Vine.
April 8, 8pm: Christ and Saint Stephen’s Church (www.csschurch.org), 122 West 69th Street, New York City
April 10, 7pm: Synagogue for the Arts (www.synagogueforthearts.org), 49 White Street, New York City
April 21, 7:30pm: WMP Concert Hall (www.wmpconcerthall.com/lunatics_at_large_series),31 East 28th Street, New York
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors for all April Poetry Month performances.