San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
With Waking in New York, we are communicating an important message from Allen Ginsberg about New York, a message of tolerance, openness, humanity and compassion, a message about embracing diversity. We are communicating this message through music, the universal language forming a bridge between all cultures and ethnicities, and by placing classical performers side by side on the stage with a Black Gospel choir so they can work together musically. This project represents not only a unique musical premiere but also a progressive, integrated social consciousness.
When & Where
Lower East Side Performing Arts
A commitment to accessible programming, free or low cost, and to artistic excellence.
LESPA encourages the creation of new work in contemporary music and musical theater. It facilitates the interface between diverse composers, artists, performers, especially women, and primarily low-income, multi-cultural communities. LESPA’s affordable programs show depth and humanity, and effectively address the complexity of our time, improving the quality of life and sense of community.