Death of Classical Announces Upcoming ‘Crypt & Catacombs’ Programming

Death of Classical has released the May throughout Sept. programming for the “Crypt & Catacombs” series. This article features vocal related works only. The Miró Quartet perform a program featuring selections from its new album, “Home,” which centers around Caroline Shaw’s “Microfictions [vol. 1].” Performance Date: May 4, 2024 (Crypt Chapel of Harlem’s Church of the Intercession) “Sound & Silence” {…}

Death of Classical & The Green-Wood Cemetery Announce Season 6 of ‘The Angel’s Share’

Death of Classical and the Green-Wood Cemetery announce “The Angel’s Share,” the organizations’ sixth season of collaborations. The season opens May 24. Each performance will begin with a pre-show spirits tasting with whiskey, mezcal, and more before audiences take a twilight walk through the Cemetery to the Catacombs. This article features vocal works only. The Fourth Wall Ensemble performs Caroline {…}

Death of Classical 2023-24 Review: David Lang’s ‘The Little Match Girl Passion’

(Photo: Steven Pisano) Death of Classical‘s 2023-24 season concluded The Crypt Sessions with David Lang‘s very timely “The Little Match Girl Passion” featuring the Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble at NYC’s Church of the Intercession on December 12, 2023. “The Little Match Girl Passion,” based on The Little Match Girl by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, originally debuted in 2007 at Zankel {…}

Death of Classical 2023 Review: The Protecting Veil

Death of Classical’s “The Angel’s Share” presented John Tavener’s “The Protecting Veil,” arranged and conducted by Matthew Aucoin with solo cellist Joshua Roman and the Contemporaneous ensemble, at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery on May 26th 2023. Matthew Aucoin, a well-known composer in the opera world, interpreted this work with a thoughtful awareness of Tavener’s meditative and oftentimes exaggerated dualistic symbolism. This is portrayed throughout {…}

Death of Classical Announces Season Five of ‘The Angel’s Share’ at Green-Wood Cemetery

Death of Classical and The Green-Wood Cemetery has announced Season Five of their acclaimed series “The Angel’s Share.” An evening of Tacos, Tequila, & Tavener’s “Protecting Veil” will see ensemble Contemporaneous alongside cellist Joshua Roman for the premiere of their arrangement of John Tavener’s spiritual “The Protecting Veil.” The event will feature numerous local taco vendors, a tasting of various tequila {…}