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Resist / Renew: Songs of Change

  • Downtown Music at Grace, Grace Church, White Plains, NY 33 Church Street White Plains, NY, 10601 United States (map)
Gilda Lyons and Daron Hagen. (Photo by Karen Pearson)

Gilda Lyons and Daron Hagen. (Photo by Karen Pearson)

Music that cuts to the core of identity can become a powerful agent for change. Songs of protest and calls for action have been linked across time. Through this lens, composer/performers Gilda Lyons, voice, and Daron Hagen, piano, explore songs of change, praise, and protest and draw a through-line between them.

The Phoenix Concert Series in New York City joins with the Downtown Music at Grace concert series to present the Lyons / Hagen Duo in concert.

The Lyons / Hagen Duo team up for their annual concert pairing new, old, and unexpected works in a genre-bending exploration of popular music, concert music, opera, and song. This year's recital pairs passionate works associated with resistance and renewal, including Weill / Brecht's "Ballad of Sexual Dependancy," the "Marseilles," the "Internationale," "The People United Shall Never Be Defeated," "We Shall Overcome," "Imagine," new works by Lyons and Hagen, as well as another half-dozen songs by Copland, Blitzstein, Weir, and others.

  • More information as the recital repertoire is finalized.

  • For more information about the Phoenix Concerts, click here.

  • More information about Gilda Lyons here.

  • More information about Downtown Music at Grace here.

Earlier Event: April 9
9-10 (World Premiere)