Thu, September 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Time’s Arrow I: Webern

St. Paul’s Chapel

The complete works of Austrian serialist composer Anton Webern are the focus of a two-year span of the Time’s Arrow Festival in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The festival presents Webern’s works alongside those of the early contrapuntal composers whose direct descendant he considered himself to be, as well as a sampling of works by the later composers he inspired. The festival’s examination of Webern and the turbulent times in which he lived explores how an artist’s work relates to personal politics and whether the two spheres can be separated.


Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10
Webern: 2 Songs, Op. 8
Webern: 4 Songs, Op.13
Gubaidulina: Concordanza
Webern: Kantate 1, Op. 29
Epstein: Flower World
Webern: Das Augenlicht
Webern: Variations Op. 30
Webern: Symphony, Op. 21

NOVUS NY and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, conductor


St. Paul’s Chapel

Broadway (at Fulton Street), Lower Manhattan


Featured Recordings

  • Anthracite Fields
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Elena Ruehr: Averno
  • Julian Wachner: Symphony No. 1
  • Missa Gentis Humanae

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