Alone Together – Reflections On a Year That Changed Us
November 20, 2021 – December 19, 2021
In Collaboration with High Line Nine
507 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
November 20 – December 19
Concepted and curated by Francisco J. Núñez
Featuring works by Filmmakers Ansley Sawyer and Francisco J. Núñez
Composers and Songwriters: Samuel Adler, Derek Bermel, Thomas Cabaniss, Paquito D’Rivera/Alexis Romay, Aneesa Folds, Gordon Getty, Michael Gordon, Michael Harrison, Ted Hearne, Yuka Honda, David Lang, Elizabeth Núñez, Francisco J. Núñez, Jim Papoulis, and Paola Prestini
Conductors: Emma Hathaway, Caitlin Henning, Francisco J. Núñez, Elizabeth Núñez, Maria Pena, Sophia Papoulis, and Sonny Willis
Choreographers: Jean Borges, Tommy Scrivens and Megan Williams
AloneTogether is a transcendent musical journey into the subconscious mind of today’s youth during a time of global turmoil and transformation. Expressed through newly commissioned pieces created by 15 of the world’s leading composers and emerging songwriters, AloneTogether takes an innovative, experimental approach toward understanding and expressing the hearts and minds of children through the course of the pandemic. For the first time, YPC enthusiasts will see choristers perform these works in new mediums, including video, art, and film, in addition to live performances.
AloneTogether comprises spoken word, poetry, sculpture, video art, music, and film and features 500 YPC choristers, 15 composers and emerging songwriters, seven poets, three choreographers, and two filmmakers. Filmmaker Ansley Sawyer brings the choristers’ stories to life through film, set to newly commissioned works by composers and emerging songwriters: Samuel Adler, Derek Bermel, Thomas Cabaniss, Paquito D’Rivera/Alexis Romay, Aneesa Folds, Gordon Getty, Michael Gordon, Michael Harrison, Ted Hearne, Yuka Honda, David Lang, Elizabeth Núñez, Francisco J. Núñez, Jim Papoulis, and Paola Prestini, with YPC conductors Emma Hathaway, Caitlin Henning, Maria Pena, Sophia Papoulis, and Sonny Willis, and choreography by Jean Borges, Tommy Scrivens and Megan Williams. Additional films by Francisco J. Núñez round out the exhibition. The installation is the culmination of YPC’s newest commissioning initiative.
AloneTogether is a free exhibit and is open for viewing from November 20th through December 19th, Wednesday – Sunday from 12pm – 6pm, with extended hours for special events. Reservations are only required for special events. Book your reservation for special events using the link below.
*The installation is closed for Thanksgiving Week (11/22-11/28).
*Visitors aged 12 and up must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and show proof of vaccination upon entry. Masks are required at all times.