Don't miss Sympho's newest concert experience, "Ascending Darkness." This time around, we explore what happens to the orchestral concert experience when the lights go out, when the audience is invited to listen to the music without visual distractions, allowing the sense of hearing to be heightened. World premieres and pre-composed classics collide in varying degrees of light and darkness in the resonant space of Manhattan's famed Church of the Ascension. Musicians are placed in unexpected configurations and locations, enveloping the audience in varying musical textures.
Join us as we transport you into a gorgeous, meditative, spiritual place. In this dream-state, we will follow our archetypal hero on a quest for enlightenment. Layers of darkness and light assist as metaphors for levels of consciousness, and music from composers as varied as Rameau, Pärt, Grieg, and Messiaen combine in a non-stop stream of hauntingly beautiful melodies.
(Patron/Benefactor/Sponsor ticket buyers for Ascending Darkness will be listed in those categories on Sympho's donor list and will be invited to an exclusive post-concert reception with Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Haas.)
Church of the Ascension (View)
Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street
New York, NY 10011