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February 21, 2015

Algebra of Night 51:20

Composer: O’Brien, Eugene

Movements:

  • 1 Moon (Mark Strand) 6:00
  • 2 Old Postcard of 42nd Street at Night (Charles Simic) 2:59
  • 3 New York dark in August (Edwin Denby) 3:13
  • 4 Interlude: Burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night 3:46
  • 5 Avenue A (Frank O’Hara) 3:55
  • 6 Lullaby (W. H. Auden) 8:57
  • 7 The Mad Scene (James Merrill) 3:09
  • 8 To the Harbormaster (Frank O’Hara) 4:58
  • 9 Interlude: Of sorrow from the moonstruck darkness 6:00
  • 10 A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island (Frank O’Hara) 8:20
 

Instrumentation: cello, conductor, mezzo-soprano, piano, viola, violin

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Concert Title: New York Nights

Concert Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC