The Crypt Sessions

Lawrence Brownlee

Spiritual Sketches

Church of the Intercession 550 W 155th St New York, NY 10032
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Pianist/composer Haskell Small performs works by Pärt, Beethoven, Hovhaness and himseTenor Lawrence Brownlee will take a break from the Metropolitan Opera stage, where he'll be singing Rossini'sLa Donna del Lago, and share an intimate set of spirituals and other songs - music he grew up with and loved long before he became one of the world's most in-demand bel canto tenors. Accompanying him on the piano will be longtime collaborator and Harlem resident Damien Sneed, who arranged the songs for the concert (as well as their acclaimed recordingSpiritual Sketches).lf before delving into Tavener’s Pratirupa, giving the New York premiere of a work which attempts to “reflect the most beautiful, the Divine Presence which resides in every human being.” Small, known for his “devotion to subtle beauty” and his “shattering performances,” brings his quiet focus to the Crypt in this special program.

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