March 22, 7:00 p.m.
Image: Screen simulation by Ofri Cnaani of details from Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, 1606–1669). Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses, 1653. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Felix M. Warburg and his family, 1941 (41.1.31)
When Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ On the Cross was first performed in 1786, the audience attended a multimedia performance that included special lighting, spoken words, and live music. Inspired by the original setting, artist Ofri Cnaani creates a live video installation to encircle the performers and generate a theatrical context for the music. Lavard Skou Larsen's Salzburg Chamber Soloists give their New York debut with a program featuring their adaptation of the piece to a string orchestra.