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Alarm Will Sound

  • The Kennedy Center 2700 F St NW Washington, DC 20566 USA (map)

By Donnacha Dennehy and about the Great Irish Famine, The Hunger is an opera based on a rare first-hand account by Asenath Nicholson, an American so moved by the waves of immigrants arriving in New York that she travelled to Ireland to bear witness. The work also includes video of modern thinkers (Noam Chomsky, Paul Krugman, Branko Milanovic, Mureen Murphy, Megan Vaughan) who voice their ideas about income inequality, food insecurity, and political economics. The work will be performed at the Kennedy Center, and BAM in 2016. More details here, and music excerpt here.

Earlier Event: May 19
Argento Ensemble
Later Event: June 6
Wet Ink