Time's Arrow: Webern Part 2

June 18-23, 2018
St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway and Fulton Street
NOVUS NY; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, conductor


The Time’s Arrow festival continues its focus on the complete works of Austrian serialist composer Anton Webern begun last fall. In keeping with the signature juxtaposition of early and modern music which is the trademark of the series, the festival presents Webern’s works along with later composers he inspired, including György Ligeti, Heinz Holliger, Christopher Rouse, Marti Epstein and more. NOVUS NY will anchor most of the performances, joined for the finale by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Downtown Voices in a concert that includes Brahms Requiem. Special guests Sandbox Percussion will perform the first concert of the series on June 18.


Monday, June 18, 1pm
Time’s Arrow: Webern
St. Paul’s Chapel - Free

Works by Ligeti and Cerrone
Sandbox Percussion

Tuesday, June 19, 1pm
Time’s Arrow: Webern
St. Paul’s Chapel - Free

Webern – 5 Sätze für Streichquartett, Op. 5; Bagatellen für Streichquartett, Op. 9; Streichquartett, Op. 28; Streichtrio, Op. 20
Epstein – Hidden Flowers and Phosphenes
NOVUS NY String Quartet

Thursday, June 21, 1pm
Time’s Arrow: Webern
St. Paul’s Chapel - Free

Webern – 4 Stücke für Violine und Klavier, Op. 7; 3 Kleine Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier, Op. 11; Quartet, Op. 22; Variationen für Klavier, Op. 27
Epstein – Oil and Sugar and Wonders of the Invisible World
Holliger – Harp Sequenza
Rouse – Compline
NOVUS NY; Julian Wachner, conductor

Friday, June 22, 1pm
Webern Pipes at One: The Modernist Organ

Avi Stein of Trinity Church Wall Street, NYC, with Melissa Attebury, mezzo-soprano
Music from the 20’s and 30’s featuring works by Janáček, Alain, Hindesmith, Boulanger, Messiaen.

Saturday, June 23, 1pm
Time’s Arrow: Webern
St. Paul’s Chapel – Free

Webern – Passacaglia, Op. 1; Im Sommerwind, Op. 21; Selig Sind die Toten, SWV 391 by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672); Kantate #2, Op. 31
Brahms – A German Requiem
NOVUS NY, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and Downtown Voices; Colleen Daly, soprano, Stephen Salters, baritone, and Paul An, bass; Julian Wachner, conductor