2022 Recital Series: Alarm Will Sound

“A vibrant, technically dazzling new music-ensemble…listeners have grown accustomed to encountering the amazing, the amusing…the near-impossible.”
The New York Times

New music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will take over the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall to perform Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds. Exploring the connections between nature and music, the work is based on the songs of birds that are native to or migrate through the American Northeast and Midwest and features new staging created specifically for the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall.

Conceived, designed, and directed by Alan Pierson, with staging and assistant direction by Peter Ferry, this 70-minute interpretation follows the cycle of a day, following birdsongs from morning to afternoon, then evening, night, and returning to morning. It also uses the vast expanse of the Drill Hall by moving the performers around as they play and encouraging the audience to walk around to experience the music from many perspectives.


The Recital Series is supported in part by The Reed Foundation and the Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.

Photo: Gavin Chuck

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April 14–15, 2022

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 15, 2022 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $45 (plus fees)

Please note that audiences will be standing and moving throughout the space during the performance.

Health and Safety Protocols
All ticket-holders must be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means that you received your final dose of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine at least 14 days before your performance date. At check-in, ticket holders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the New York State Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of your vaccination card) and a government-issued photo ID.

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