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Sat, May 11


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

El Cimarrón

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El Cimarrón
El Cimarrón

Time & Location

May 11, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

About the event

Davóne Tines, bass baritone

Emi Ferguson, flutes and percussion

Jordan Dodson, guitar and percussion

Jonny Allen, percussion

American Modern Opera Company (AMOC)

Zack Winokur, director

Hans Werner Henze's El Cimarrón (The Runaway Slave) is a tour-de-force sonic onslaught based on the oral autobiography of Esteban Montejo, an Afro-Cuban slave who escaped bondage on a sugar plantation, survived in the jungle, fought for Cuban independence from Spain, and lived to tell about it all before dying at the age of 113. Henze's visceral score is a cry for freedom that transcends time and place—and a linchpin in Julia Bullock's vision for her residency.

Also on Saturday, May 11

Premium seating available.

Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 6–16).

Tickets include same-day Museum admission.

This program is made possible by The Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation and Helen Little.

The residency is made possible by the Chester Dale Fund and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation .

Enjoy a pre-performance drink in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Wine, prosecco, and water will be available for purchase. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event.

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