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EXO to perform Arvo Pärt's Passio at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
January 26, 2024
Following on our two sold-out concerts of the music of Arvo Pärt at the Met Museum in 2021, EXO will perform Arvo Pärt's masterpiece Passio in a concert for peace and healing
Arvo Pärt, Seamlessly Rendered
November 3, 2021
Read Musical America's review of our Arvo Pärt concert in collaboration with Artefact Ensemble @ The MET
A NEW EXPERIENCE OF SOUND
Inviting audiences to engage with orchestral music through non-traditional presentation styles and educational, interactive, and immersive concert experiences.READ MORE
We are thrilled to share our exciting plans for our 2023-24 season, which is all about GROWTH.
We start our season with our studio recording sessions for our recording collaboration with 3-time Grammy®-Nominee violinist and composer Curtis Stewart, centering on the world-premiere recording of Julia Perry’s Violin Concerto.
Then we head to the wilds of Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan’s only original growth forest, for an immersive experience in Brad Balliett’s Field Guide to Imaginary Birds.
In October, we perform Brahms's gorgeous String Sextet No. 1 in Bb major, as Music Director James Blachly guides a unique and intimate listening experience in "Listening to Brahms", our final EXO:Chamber concert as part of our 2023 Carnegie Hill Concert Series residency. Featuring Lady Jess and Pauline Kim Harris (violin); Edwin Kaplan and Ramón Carrero Martínez (viola); Michael Katz and Sujin Lee (cello)., all part of the Creative Team launched by Director of Artistic Planning Pauline Kim Harris, as a part of our residency at Carnegie Hill Concerts.
January brings our largest undertaking to date, as we perform Arvo Pärt’s Passio at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on January 26 and 27. Soloists include Enrico Lagasca, Haitham Haidar, Elijah McCormack, Oliver Mercer, and Tyler Duncan, and features our collaborators for our sold out Arvo Pärt concerts at the Met Museum, Artefact Ensemble, and composer-conductor Benedict Sheehan.
Make sure you are a part of our mailing list, and follow us on social media. We’ll make sure you know about all of our concerts, as more will be added throughout the year. In this season of growth, we hope you will join us in expanding our reach with our second commercial recording, fill venues large and small with music and experience, and continue to serve as a ground-breaking ensemble of collective creativity.
Please click here for our Season Calendar!
EXO was formed with my closest musical colleagues as a creative exploration of how we experience sound. We wanted to create concerts that would invite the audience to feel the music, and to invite them in to the music we were performing in a way that is more welcoming, and more fully immersive.
My sense is that in this age of technology and speed, we crave full-body experiences that sweep us up and where we are invited to hold nothing back. There is no bigger experience in sound than a live symphony orchestra, and I want to open that up for new audiences and have them fall in love with the music on their own terms and through their own joy and wonder and awe."
We hope you will join us!
EXO Artistic Director