Park Avenue Armory to Present Tyshawn Sorey’s ‘Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)’ NYC Debut

By Afton Wooten

Editor’s Note – A previous version of this article stated that DACAMERA was presenting the New York Premiere when in fact it is Park Avenue Armory. The title and content of the article have been modified to reflect the correct information on this matter. 

Park Avenue Armory is set to present the New York premiere of Tyshawn Sorey’s “Monochromatic Light.”

In February of this year, “Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)” made its world premiere in Huston under the baton of the composer. The same goes for this performance. Bass Davóne Tines is joined by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, DACAMERA’s Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg on piano and celeste, as well as violinist Kim Kashkashian, and percussionist Steven Schick. Peter Sellars directs.

This work was written for the 50th anniversary of Houston’s Rothko Chapel and co-commissioned by DACAMERA, the Rothko Chapel, and Park Avenue Armory. It world premiered on February 19 in Houston in a production by DACAMERA.

Nine performances will take place between Sept. 27 and Oct. 8 at the Park Avenue Armory.