The Crypt Sessions Presents: Joshua Roman & Conor Hanick

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The Crypt Sessions Presents: Joshua Roman & Conor Hanick

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Church of the Intercession 550 West 155th Street New York, NY 10032

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No Refunds


Wine and cheese reception at 7:00, Concert at 8:00PM

The Long Version

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt once made the following light-hearted observation: “the instant and eternity are struggling within us… this is the cause of all our contradictions.” His music reflects that juxtaposition - at once intense and gripping, while at the same time offering us a glimpse of some greater spiritual awareness just beyond our comprehension.

Fratres (Brothers) remains one of the most darkly mesmerizing pieces ever written, while Spiegel im Spiegel (The Mirror in the Mirror) offers an endlessly reflective, profoundly moving meditation on timelessness. Alfred Schnittke’s Sonata for Cello and Piano reminds us of the shortness of time - written months after a devastating stroke, it offers a jarring, disorienting picture of terrifying immediacy.

Guiding us on this spiritual journey of wonder are cellist Joshua Roman (a Crypt Sessions veteran) and pianist Conor Hanick. These two luminous musical souls are at the forefront of a new generation of musical talents, and we couldn’t ask for a more perfect pair to take us to eternity and back again.

The Short Version

Let time stop - at least for an hour or so - and remember that life is lived somewhere in between the single moments, and the spreading infiniteness that surrounds them.


Pärt: Fratres
Schnittke: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel

Joshua Roman, cello
Conor Hanick, piano

There will be a wine and cheese pre-concert reception at 7:00 (included in ticket price) before descending into the crypt.

*Thank you to our beloved sponsor Yamaha!*