Monochromatic Light – Park Avenue Armory

Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory, DaCamera, and Rothko Chapel in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Rothko Chapel

“[Tyshawn Sorey] was the composer of the year…an artist at the nexus of the music industry’s artistic and social concerns.”
—The New York Times

“Director Peter Sellars…has become a landmark in visionary programming.”
—The Boston Globe

MacArthur “Genius,” multi-instrument virtuoso, and genre-defying composer Tyshawn Sorey offers a new musical commission inspired by Houston’s iconic Rothko Chapel and by the work written by Morton Feldman as a tribute to it. Director Peter Sellars reimagines the work for the Armory with a new staging designed for the Drill Hall featuring an enclosed space created by visual artist Julie Mehretu.

Viola, Kim Kashkashian  –  Piano/Celesta, Sarah Rothenberg  –  Percussion, Steven Schick  –  Soloist, Davóne Tines  –  Choir, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street

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