The Angel's Share

Contemporaneous & Joshua Roman

Tacos, Tequila & Tavener's Protecting Veil

The Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th St Brooklyn, NY 11232

7:00 - 10:00 PM

Please note:  The drinks are free, but tacos will be available for purchase from a selection of curated food trucks.

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the long version

First, we brought you the beauty of Burgers, Bourbon & Beethoven. Then, we handed you Hot Dogs, Hooch & Handel on a silver platter. And now, we triumphantly top this trifecta off with a towering new trio: Tacos, Tequila & Tavener’s Protecting Veil!

For this large-scale outdoor event, come share sunset swing jazz with the impeccable Grand Street Stompers, taste some of New York’s finest tacos, tequila, mezcal and more. Then, as darkness descends over Green-Wood’s looming Gothic Arch, we’ll gather to hear the Contemporaneous ensemble, alongside star cellist Joshua Roman, as they premiere their new arrangement of Tavener's transcendental, searching meditation on faith, and how our belief can protect us.

The short version

The first and second times were pretty charming, but when it comes to food, drink, and classical music in beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery, our third go ‘round is definitely the charm-iest...

The Program

The Music

I. The Protecting Veil
II. The Nativity of the Mother of God
III. The Annunciation
IV. The Incarnation
V. The Lament of the Mother of God at the Cross
VI. The Resurrection
VII. The Dormition
VIII. The Protecting Veil

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The Artists

The Performers


Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 23 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now. Recognized for a “ferocious, focused performance” (The New York Times) and for its “captivating and whole-hearted commitment” (I Care If You Listen), Contemporaneous performs and promotes the most exciting work of living composers through innovative concerts, commissions, recordings, and educational programs.

Matthew Aucoin, conductor
Violin - Finnegan Shanahan, Lauren Cauley Kalal, Nikita Yermak, Sarah Goldfeather, Pauline Kim-Harris, Camilla Caldwell
Viola - Hannah Levinson, Chelsea Wimmer
Cello - Helen Newby, Luke Krafka, Titilayo Ayangade, Sarah Song
Bass - Pat Swoboda, Samuel Zagnit, Eleonore Oppenheim

Joshua Roman

Joshua Roman is a solo cellist, accomplished composer, and curator whose performances embrace musical styles from Bach to Radiohead. Roman was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015, and is currently the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s inaugural Artist In Residence. Before setting off on his unique path as a soloist, Roman was the Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist - a job he won at 22. He has since earned renown for genre-bending repertoire and wide-ranging collaborations. His performance of the complete Six Suites for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach on TED's Facebook Page garnered 980,000 live viewers, with millions more for his Main Stage TED Talks/Performances, including an improvisational performance with Tony-winner/MacArthur Genius Bill T. Jones and East African vocalist Somi.