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"Subversion: music about conflicts, politics, and war" is a chamber music program presented by TENTH INTERVENTION consisting of four pieces by different, living composers, all inspired by the tragedy, drama, and heartache evoked by conflicts and war. Four composers, inspired by the tragedy, the drama, and the irony of conflict have come together to present stories of humanity.  Each work represents a different perspective of the human experience touched by war: a soldier in troubled Vietnam, the melancholy of American civilian life, identities fractured by centuries of intolerance, and the capacity of individuals for aggression and violence.

The program will begin with an opening statement from CPL Shamus Smith


Songs of Love, Death, Friends, and Government David T. Little (1978)

Eli Eli Jonathan Berger (1954)

A Letter To My Wife Dorian Wallace (1985)

hold me neighbor, in this storm Aleksandra Vrebalov (1970)


Hajnal Pivnick, violin
Lynn Bechtold, violin
Hannah Levinson, viola
Hamilton Berry, cello
Lydia Dahling, soprano
Mary Mackenzie, soprano
Katie Cox, flute
Samuel Marques, clarinet
Dorian Wallace, piano


Performing contemporary work is central to the mission of The TENTH INTERVENTION Ensemble. Under the direction of violinist Hajnal Pivnick and composer/pianist Dorian Wallace, each performance aims to challenge the standard expectation of the classical music concert. With each performance The TENTH INTERVENTION Ensemble strives to give audiences an experience through which they can experience chamber music and classical music in a new way.

This performance is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and by the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. 


Earlier Event: November 1
Marc Cary Jazz Residency
Later Event: November 6
Sybarite5 - Residency