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Open: 10/20/16- Close: 04/27/17 MasterVoices - 75th Anniversary Season
New York Premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27 explores the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, who hosted regular salon evenings at their Paris home at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with such guests as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Man Ray, Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway. Commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 27 received its world premiere in June 2014. For the New York Premiere, Ricky Ian Gordon has specially added new sections for the MasterVoices chorus.

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s Featuring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion

Featuring Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Latonia Moore,

New York City Center : 55th St. Between 6th and 7th Aves.
Open: 10/30/16- Close: 10/30/16 The Halloween Tree
In Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree, a group children set out to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, only to discover that their friend, Pipkin, has been whisked away on a journey that could determine whether he lives or dies. With the help of a mysterious character named Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, they pursue their friend across time and space through Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, and Roman cultures, Celtic Druidism, Notre Dame Cathedral in Medieval Paris, and The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate, and the role that the fear of death, spooks, and the haunts has played in shaping civilization. The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o'-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Cen : 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY 10023