Experiential Orchestra and Trinity Church Wall Street co-present Strauss’s Four Last Songs Reimagined with NOVUS NY

  • St. Paul's Chapel, NY
  • January 27, 2023
    8:00 pm

On Friday, January 27, 2023 at 8pm, Experimental Orchestra and Trinity Church Wall Street will co-present Strauss’s Four Last Songs Reimagined with NOVUS NY, conducted by EXO Music Director James Blachly at St. Paul’s Chapel. The concert features Strauss’s beloved Four Last Songs performed twice in one evening – first by soprano Sarah Brailey in a traditional performance, then by cellist Andrew Yee in a reimagined setting, with audience members embedded in the orchestra and lighting design by Takaaki Ando Aki. The evening is completed by a performance with the two soloists of Caroline Shaw’s By and By.

This concert is something of a homecoming, with Sarah Brailey and James Blachly, and composer Caroline Shaw all former members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and GRAMMY® Award winning Andrew Yee a current principal cellist NOVUS NY.

Music Director James Blachly says, “these songs are so rapturously beautiful, and we want to invite the audience to live in this musical sound-world in two exquisite ways. Bringing them to life with two of my very favorite artists will be a dream come true.”

Trinity Church Wall Street Director of Artistic Planning Mel Baker says, “Trinity is excited to welcome home artists from our extended family in a concert that will surround and envelop our audience in the sounds of this stunning music. Andrew, Sarah, Caroline and James are trailblazing musicians and with the stellar Experiential Orchestra and NOVUS NY, this performance is not to be missed!”

The Experiential Orchestra was founded by James Blachly, Grammy®-winning conductor dedicated to enriching the concert experience by connecting with audiences in memorable and meaningful ways, as a way to invite audiences more deeply into the sound and powerful experience of the symphony orchestra.