On Wednesday, November 28th at Carnegie Hall, MasterVoices will present a one-of-a-kind choral event: a multimedia production of Israel in Egypt, designed to bring Handel’s gorgeous music to life while underscoring the timely and troubling themes of the piece. Based on the story of Exodus, this oratorio about people driven from their homeland by relentless oppression feels ripped from today’s headlines.
For this production, Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad has created potent imagery to bridge the historic and modern-day resonance of the many events the piece describes. During the performance he will layer those images with “live painting”, created in real time and inspired directly by the music. He describes this live painting as “a vital act of remembering” – it is a defiant demonstration of creativity in the face of tragedy. Learn more about the production here.
But who is our modern day Moses/Miriam? Our gala that evening will honor two humanitarian organizations working to ameliorate the suffering of today’s refugees: the International Rescue Committee, a global relief and advocacy agency, and Artolution, a community-based public art organization that creates art projects in refugee camps around the world.
We urge you to learn more about these organizations, and to support their work – and ours – by participating in this very special evening.
6:00 pm | pre-concert cocktails in the Rose Museum
6:45 pm | Dinner in the Rohatyn Room
8:00 pm | Performance
9:45 pm | post-performance dessert reception with the artists in the Rose Museum.
Tickets offered at $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500. Tables at $10,000, $15,000 and $25,000.
*$275/$2,750 of each ticket/table is non-tax deductible.