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Broadway at 60th Street
Tue, Nov 13 at 7:30
Wed, Nov 14 at 7:30
- The Hilliard Ensemble
- Heiner Goebbels, conception, music, and director
- Klaus Grünberg, lighting design and staging
- Florence von Gerkan, costume design
- Willi Bopp, sound design
- Texts by T.S. Eliot, Maurice Blanchot, Franz Kafka, and Samuel Beckett
Visionary German composer and director Heiner Goebbels returns to Lincoln Center with this concert staged in three tableaus, bringing to life T.S. Eliot’s The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, Maurice Blanchot’s The Madness of the Day, Franz Kafka’s “Excursion into the Mountains,” and Samuel Beckett’s Worstward Ho. Goebbels’s melancholy music is tailor-made for the hauntingly beautiful voices of the Hilliard Ensemble, who give stripped-down, deeply compassionate musical renderings of the authors’ protagonists.
“Goebbels’s restrained, intensely beautiful meditation of life’s passing…perfectly nuanced.”
Originally produced by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne. These presentations of I went to the house but did not enter are made possible in part by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
Post-performance discussion with Heiner Goebbels and John Schaefer on November 13
These performances are followed by White Light Lounges.
Please note: Performances begin promptly at their scheduled times.
There is no late seating.
These performances are approximately one hour and 45 minutes long, with no intermission.
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