Posted on 17 June 2010 by MMNY Staff
This year, Make Music New York celebrates the music of visionary Greek composer Iannis Xenakis with performances throughout Central Park on June 21st. Most dazzling will be the first American open-air performance of Persephassa (1969), a thunderous work for six percussionists, where the musicians will be situated around the lake, with the audience members in the center – in rowboats! In addition, the composer’s opera Oresteia will be performed in Central Park’s Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in a puppet production directed by Luca Veggetti, and a variety of shorter Xenakis works will be played by the Yale Percussion Group at the historic Naumburg Bandshell. Full details are on our website. Celebration of Xenakis in Central Park is made possible entirely through generous funding by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.