Time's Arrow

March 5–9, 2019
St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway and Fulton Street
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, NOVUS NY, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra

 

Continuing our commitment to amplifying the voices of female artists across multiple mediums, this year’s Time’s Arrow festival juxtaposes old and new stories of the biblical figure Susanna. Exploring sensitive themes of our time, the festival includes the fully staged world premiere of the new opera Artemisia and concerts of Handel’s Susanna as Trinity continues its presentation of the composer’s oratorios. Artemisia tells the story of the Baroque artist who portrayed herself as Susanna in her famous painting Susanna and the Elders

 

March 5, 2019 at 1pm
Time’s ArrowWatch Concert

George Frideric Handel Susanna, Part the First

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In its third installment of the Handel Project, Trinity presents Handel’s oratorio Susanna, which explores the biblical story of a blameless young woman who stood strong in the truth when faced with threats of sexual violence and false accusations of promiscuity that carried the punishment of the death penalty.

Lauren Snouffer – Susanna
John Holiday – Joacim
Paul An – Chelsias
Molly Netter – Daniel
Oliver Mercer – First Elder
Christopher Burchett – Second Elder
Steven Hrycelak – Judge
Melissa Attebury – An Attendant
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; The Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor


March 7, 2019 at 1pm
Time’s ArrowWatch Concert

George Frideric Handel Susanna, Part the Second

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Lauren Snouffer – Susanna
John Holiday – Joacim
Paul An – Chelsias
Molly Netter – Daniel
Oliver Mercer – First Elder
Christopher Burchett – Second Elder
Steven Hrycelak – Judge
Melissa Attebury – An Attendant
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; The Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor


March 8, 2019 at 1pm
Time’s ArrowWatch Concert

Pipes at One
Janet Yieh, organ
Melissa Baker, flute
Melissa Attebury, mezzo-soprano

Trinity’s Associate Organist Janet Yieh performs a recital of solo and chamber works reflecting the Time’s Arrow theme, by composers Rachel Laurin, Florence Price, Amy Beach, Clara Schumann, and others.


March 8, 2019 at 8pm
Time’s ArrowWatch Concert

Lagrime Mie

Lagrime Mie explores the female perspective in composition, particularly the raw evocation of emotion heard in the music of the famous baroque artist Barbara Strozzi, who broke through gender barriers to become the most successful composer of secular vocal music in Venice in her time. Works by Strozzi and several of her contemporaries are paired with world premieres of Trinity-commissioned works focusing on empowering female voices. With world premieres by Jessica Meyer, Doug Balliett, Molly Joyce, and Alyssa Weinberg.

Molly Netter, soprano
Melissa Baker, flute
Katie Hyun, violin
Ezra Seltzer, cello
Avi Stein, harpsichord
Jiji, guitar


March 9, 2019 at 1pm
Time’s ArrowWatch Concert

George Frideric Handel Susanna, Part the Third

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Lauren Snouffer – Susanna
John Holiday – Joacim
Paul An – Chelsias
Molly Netter – Daniel
Oliver Mercer – First Elder
Christopher Burchett – Second Elder
Steven Hrycelak – Judge
Melissa Attebury – An Attendant
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; The Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor


March 9, 2019 at 7pm
Time’s ArrowWatch Concert

Laura Elise Schwendinger Artemisia

Heather Buck – Susanna
Augusta Caso – Artemisia Gentileschi
Oliver Mercer – Agostino Tassi/Elder 1
Christopher Burchett – Cosimo di Medici/Elder 2
Richard Troxell – Tomasso/Occulist
NOVUS NY
Laura Schwendinger – composer
Ginger Strand - librettist
Christopher Alden - stage director
James Smith - assistant director
Lidiya Yankovskaya - conductor
Zachary Goodman - assistant conductor
Ika Avaliani - scenic, lighting, and costume designer
Kelly Ruth Cole - production and stage manager
Mason Fick – assistant production and stage manager
Amith Chandrashaker, lighting design