Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is one of the top singers in the world, and if you don't trust me (and you probably shouldn't), you can read about it in NPR, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, and about a gazillion other outlets more reputable than myself, who all recently covered the premiere of his acclaimed song cycle, Cycles of My Being, about being a black man in America today.
For this one-of-a-kind performance, Brownlee will perform a wide-ranging program, accompanied by three of the finest pianists performing today: jazz giant Jason Moran (who joined Larry for a powerful NPR video in the Crypt), classical titan Myra Huang, and gospel great Damien Sneed. Music will range from Schumann to Hoagie Carmichael to spirituals, and will include the first movement of the new song cycle, composed by Tyshawn Sorey with lyrics by Terrance Hayes.
Larry was one of the first performers on The Crypt Sessions, and we could not be more honored and excited to welcome him back, especially in such profoundly esteemed company.
A once-in-a-lifetime musical experience. Unfortunately, by the time you read this, tickets will probably already be sold out...