NewAm at River to River Festival: A Marvelous Order + Amir ElSaffar

NewAm at LMCC's River to River Festival:

excerpts from
A Marvelous Order

by Judd Greenstein, Joshua Frankel,
Will Rawls, and Tracy K. Smith

June 15, 17, 18


Multimedia opera about the battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobsover the fate of New York City, featuring singers Dashon Burton, Eliza Bagg, Tomás Cruz, Lucy Dhegrae and Christopher Herbert. Live instrumentation by NOW Ensemble and conducted by David Bloom.

Presented in partnership with Times Square Arts and Times Square Advertising Coalition’s Midnight Moment, where the electronic billboards in Times Square will display Frankel’s animations during the month of May 2017.

Amir ElSaffar's
Not Two

June 16

Album-release concert for the Rivers of Sound Orchestra’s debut album, Not Two, bringing together 17 musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions, ranging from Iraqi maqam to American jazz. Using resonance as its governing principle, the music incorporates elements of maqam modal music of the Middle East with jazz and other contemporary practices to create a unique microtonal environment that moves beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication.