To My Arms/Restore

By George Frideric Handel and Nico Bentley

March 22, 2024 at 7:30PM
March 23, 2024 at 7:30PM
NYU Skirball

Conceived and choreographed by Doug Varone, To My Arms / Restore combines Handel’s music with modern twists. Presented in two parts: one with dancers and Handel’s arias, followed by a choral masterpiece performance, mixed with electronic DJ’ing by Nico Bentley.

Naamah’s Ark

By Marisa Michelson and Royce Vavrek

June 17, 2018 at 7:00PM | Free Concert | Rockefeller Park, entrance at Warren Street and River Terrace

This dramatic oratorio by composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek tells the story of Noah’s Ark from the perspective of Noah’s wife, Naamah, who cares for the diverse species of animals on the Ark and guides them as they reach dry land. From the birds to the hippos, each group has its own concerns. Can they learn to live together after the crisis has passed? Inspired by the resilience of communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, this Father’s Day performance of Naamah’s Ark features community members from Lower Manhattan, the MasterVoices Chorus, and leading lady Victoria Clark, under the direction of Tony Award-winning conductor Ted Sperling.

Produced in collaboration with the River To River Festival, presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and Battery Park City Authority, this event is free and open to the public.


June 5, 2016 at 5:00PM | Ansche Chesed Synagogue

As a part of MasterVoices’ new community outreach program “Bridges – Connecting Communities Through Music”, Artistic Director Ted Sperling, soloists Katie Geissinger and Sachal Vasandani, and diverse community members from Lawrence, Long Island come together to perform Naamah’s Ark, a new MasterVoices commission by composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek.

Dido and Aeneas

By Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate

April 28, 2016 at 7:00PM
April 29, 2016 at 7:00PM
New York City Center

Tony Award winners Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark star in a semi-staged version of Henry Purcell’s tempestuous Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas, led by Ted Sperling.