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Dates:Friday, September 20, 2019 - Friday, September 20, 2019
Hours:8:00PM - 9:30PM
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Music & Concerts
Alarm Will Sound, “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene” (The New York Times), tours the concert version of Donnacha Dennehy’s modern cantata The Hunger to New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00pm.

Alarm Will Sound is partnering with Oxfam America, a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty, and all net proceeds from the Boston performance will be donated to Oxfam.

Rooted in the emotional, political, and socioeconomic devastation of Ireland’s Great Famine (1845-52), The Hunger features Alarm Will Sound with soprano Katherine Manley and sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird.

The Irish folk music narrative is interwoven with personal, historical accounts, where the libretto principally draws from first-hand accounts by Asenath Nicholson, an American humanitarian so moved by the waves of immigrants arriving in New York that she travelled to Ireland to report from the cabins of starving families.

The program pairs The Hunger with When Fire is Allowed to Finish by Queens-based artist Alexandra Drewchin (A.K.A.

Eartheater), creating an evening of music centered around historical accounts of personal loss.

Eartheater distills foley-filled digital production and classical composition into works suspended between reckless romanticism and precisely detailed sonic tapestries.

When Fire is Allowed to Finish is comprised of six emotionally charged movements arranged by composers Aaron Parker, Steve Snowden, and Conrad Winslow and was premiered by Alarm Will Sound in May 2018.

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