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PARK AVENUE ARMORY PRESENTS

2020


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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI RAPHAËL PICHON PIERRE AUDI BERLINDE DE BRUYCKERE MARCH 21-29 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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“A spell-binding ritual…Beauty, suffering, mystery, heaven and earth – Monteverdi’s ravishing Marian Vespers embodies all of these, as did this production.” —Opera Today

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MARIA VESPERS

MONTEVERDI’S MARIA VESPERS The magnificent Marian Vespers are one of Claudio Monteverdi’s greatest musical achievements. Monteverdi, the first composer to develop opera to its full dramatic and musical potential, breathed new life into the religious music of his day, combining traditional composition style with a modern, free way of setting words to music that led to the creation of musical theatre. This monumental work written in 1610 will be performed in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, directed by the Armory’s Marina Kellen French Artistic Director, Pierre Audi, in a fresh visual and spatial interpretation, first presented by the Dutch National Opera at the Holland Festival in 2017. The production was developed in collaboration with Belgian artist Berlinde de Bruyckere with her massive, haunting sculpture that suggests vulnerability and fragility of man, as the central visual element. Conductor Raphaël Pichon leads the world-renowned orchestra and choral ensemble, Pygmalion as it performs this ambitious and inspiring tour de force, using period instruments, to create a sonic kaleidoscope set in a spellbinding ritualistic gathering. A Park Avenue Armory, Dutch National Opera and Holland Festival Production

PERFORMANCES MARCH 21-29 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM SUNDAY AT 3PM MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AT 7:30PM LENGTH 1 HOUR 55 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION TICKETS START AT $45 ARTIST TALK MONDAY, MARCH 23 AT 6:00 PM CONDUCTOR RAPHAËL PICHON FEATURING ENSEMBLE PYGMALION STAGING PIERRE AUDI CRIPPLEWOOD SCULPTURE BERLINDE DE BRUYCKERE DESIGN ROEL VAN BERCKELAER LIGHTING DESIGN URS SCHÖNEBAUM SOUND DESIGN JAN PANIS

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DEEP BLUE SEA Director, choreographer, dancer Bill T. Jones creates a massive new work that expands on Jones’ recent practice revolving around the interplay of single and group identities. Revered internationally for his skill at storytelling through movement, Jones conceived this highly personal work in pursuit of the elusive “we" during these fractious times through a cast of 100 dancers/community members led by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and a deconstructed text from Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall will be transformed by Elizabeth Diller of the renowned architecture team Diller Scofidio + Renfro and projection designer Peter Nigrini. The soundscape, an original composition by Nick Hallett with an electronic component by New York-based music producer Hprizm aka High Priest. In addition to choreographing and directing, for the first time in over 15 years, Jones himself performs.

PERFORMANCES APRIL 14-25 TUESDAY-THURSDAY AT 7:30PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8:00PM TICKETS START AT $40 ARTIST TALK WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AT 6:00 PM CREATOR & DIRECTOR BILL T. JONES ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR JANET WONG CHOREOGRAPHY BILL T. JONES, JANET WONG AND THE BILL T. JONES/ ARNIE ZANE COMPANY VISUAL ENVIRONMENT ELIZABETH DILLER (DS+R) AND PETER NIGRINI LIGHTING DESIGN ROBERT WIERZEL ORIGINAL SCORE NICK HALLETT MUSIC PRODUCER HPRIZM SOUND DESIGN MARK GREY COSTUME DESIGN LIZ PRINCE DRAMATURG MARK HAIRSTON COMMISSIONED BY PARK AVENUE ARMORY IN COLL ABORATION WITH HOLL AND FESTIVAL PRODUCED AND DEVELOPED BY PARK AVENUE ARMORY IN COLL ABORATION WITH NEW YORK LIVE ARTS

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BILL T. JONES DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO PETER NIGRINI APRIL 14-25 A NEW COMMISSION BY PARK AVENUE ARMORY

“Elizabeth Diller is a visionary...She can turn a metaphor into brick and mortar." —Time Magazine

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“the most written-about figure in the dance world of the last quarter century” —The New York Times

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ROBERT ICKE JUNE 2-AUGUST 15 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A PARK AVENUE ARMORY AND ALMEIDA THEATRE PRODUCTION “Robert Icke is one of the most important forces in today’s theatre… Every moment of the text rings with significance.” —The Guardian (UK)

“After a sell-out run at the Almeida, Hamlet has transferred to the West End and it is an all-consuming marvel." —The Guardian (UK)

“Robert Icke's production of Hamlet remains extraordinarily, heartbreakingly beautiful.” —Time Out (London)

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“For this is the glory of Robert Icke’s production… it is whole and entire of itself.” —The Financial Times (London)

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HAMLET Following sold-out runs at London’s Almeida Theatre and in London’s West End, awardwinning director Robert Icke brings his acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Park Avenue Armory, reimagined for the majestic Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Icke’s extraordinary skill at pulling Shakespearean language into the present makes this Hamlet a revelation not to be missed. The Evening Standard describes Icke’s interpretations of classic plays as “unapologetically audacious, yet they have a rigorous logic. Here the tone is conversational rather than declamatory.” With visceral, fast-paced, and powerful staging and the cross-cutting effects of movies and TV, Icke’s Hamlet is vividly brought to the stage by the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning creative team behind the director’s productions of 1984 and Oresteia. From June through mid-August, the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall will house Robert Icke’s modern interpretations of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Aeschylus’s Oresteia, placing these two ambitious works in repertory.

PERFORMANCES JUNE 2-AUGUST 15 EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM MATINEES AT 1:30 PM CHECK PAGES 29-30: SEASON AT A GLANCE FOR HAMLET SCHEDULE LENGTH 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES INCLUDING 2 INTERMISSIONS TICKETS START AT $45

DIRECTION ROBERT ICKE SET & COSTUME HILDEGARD BECHTLER

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ARTIST TALK TUESDAY. JUNE 30 AT 6 PM

THIS PRODUCTION HAD ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE ALMEIDA THEATRE IN LONDON PRODUCED BY THE ALMEIDA THEATRE, AND PRODUCED IN THE WEST END BY AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP AND SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS


ORESTEIA For an unprecedented 11-week run, and in repertory with Icke's Hamlet, the Olivier-Award winning Oresteia will play at the Armory. This electrifying adaptation by Robert Icke of Aeschylus' seminal trilogy played to sold-out houses at the Almeida and in London's West End. Icke has condensed and modernized the Greek trilogy into a single performance that presents the play as a bold family drama that “flows by like a waking dream” (Time Out London). Recognized as one of the greatest theater directors working today, Icke is acclaimed for his intelligent and accessible productions and his ability to bring fresh, new perspectives to old texts. For his production of Oresteia, he became the youngest winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director and also won the Best Director prize at both the Critics Circle and Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Lia Williams will return to the production as the enthralling Klytemnestra for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress. The distinguished company presents a new version of this epic revenge tragedy that is contemporary and exhilarating.

PERFORMANCES JUNE 11-AUGUST 15 EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM MATINEES AT 1:30 PM CHECK PAGES 32-33: SEASON AT A GLANCE FOR ORESTEIA SCHEDULE LENGTH 3 HOURS 40 MINUTES 2 INTERMISSIONS TICKETS START AT $45 ARTIST TALK TUESDAY, JULY 14 AT 6:00 PM DIRECTION ROBERT ICKE SET & COSTUME HILDEGARD BECHTLER THIS PRODUCTION HAD ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE ALMEIDA THEATRE IN LONDON PRODUCED BY THE ALMEIDA THEATRE, AND PRODUCED IN THE WEST END BY AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP AND SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS.

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AESCHYLUS NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

ROBERT ICKE LIA WILLIAMS JUNE 11–AUGUST 15 A PARK AVENUE ARMORY AND ALMEIDA THEATRE PRODUCTION

“Robert Icke’s extraordinary adaptation “A magnificent Lia Williams…[Icke’s] exhilarating adaptation is in part a demolition… of Aeschylus’ ‘Oresteia’ makes it feel as if you have electrodes wired into your soul. soul.” It dispenses with stage conventions. Yet this is —Time Out (London) not destruction, but revelation.” —The Guardian (UK) “An art installation come to life, this “Oresteia” works as a courtroom thriller, psychodrama and… the mother of all revenge sagas.” “Lia Williams is absolutely riveting as —The New York Times Klytemnestra…” —The Times (UK)

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DONNACHA DENNEHY ENDA WALSH SEPTEMBER 25-29 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A LANDMARK PRODUCTIONS AND IRISH NATIONAL OPERA PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH PARK AVENUE ARMORY “Brilliant...all of the performances are perfectly judged...a stimulating and provocative thrill-ride.” —The Irish Examiner

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“From the exhilarating score, lyrical singing, and dazzlingly intricate design, this is a work that needs to be seen more than once in order to absorb the rich detail…it soars.” —The Guardian (UK)

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THE SECOND VIOLINIST Winner of Best Opera at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the 2017 Fedora Generali Award for Opera, The Second Violinist depicts parallel lives in a brooding thriller with an otherworldly, almost compulsive score. Directed and written by Tony-award winning playwright Enda Walsh, composed by Donnacha Dennehy, and conducted by Ryan McAdams, this technological dreamscape uses film, music, sound, and LED projections to invoke a sensorial and psychological dark drama. Ireland’s Crash Ensemble and Irish National Opera Chorus round out the four-person cast, as the past, present, and future collide in an unsettling climax. Marking Walsh and Dennehy’s second collaboration (previously, The Last Hotel, 2015), the opera tells the story of a life falling apart and unfolds like an unnerving page-turner. Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking solace in the 16th-century chromatic melodies of tortured Italian Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, his inner turmoil becomes ever more apparent as he searches for beauty in a dark world.

PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 25-29 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 8PM MONDAY AND TUESDAY 7:30PM LENGTH 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION TICKETS START AT $45 ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT 6:30 PM

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COMPOSER DONNACHA DENNEHY WRITER AND DIRECTOR ENDA WALSH CONDUCTOR RYAN MCADAMS SET DESIGN JAMIE VARTAN LIGHTING DESIGN ADAM SILVERMAN VIDEO JACK PHELAN SOUND DESIGN DAVID SHEPPARD AND HELEN ATKINSON COSTUME DESIGN JOAN O’CLERY ORCHESTRA CRASH ENSEMBLE FEATURING SHARON CARTY, MÁIRE FLAVIN, AARON MONAGHAN, BENEDICT NELSON


DOPPELGANGER In a rare solo performance, Jonas Kaufmann, “the world’s greatest tenor” (Telegraph UK), takes on the Wade Thompson Drill Hall in a theatrical staging of Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang (Swan Song), directed by one of opera’s most adventurous directors, Claus Guth, and designed by Michael Levine. Composed in 1828 in Schubert’s final days, Schwanengesang is a heart-melting collection of songs that portray a man in despair, delusion and at times, in ecstasy. The production folds in additional Schubert repertory as well as sound compositions by Mathis Nitschke. Named for the ultimate song Der Doppelgänger, this production stages songs with lyrics from poems by Ludwig Rellstab and Heinrich Heine, works that are the pinnacle of a vocalist’s repertory. The myriad emotions that the cycle runs from the jubilant Liebesbotschaft to the somber depth of Der Doppelgänger will display a genre-defying performance by Kaufmann.

PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 16-20 FRIDAY 8 PM SATURDAY 8 PM MONDAY AND TUESDAY 7:30 PM LENGTH 80 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION TICKETS START AT $ 45 ARTIST TALK MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 6 PM STARRING JONAS KAUFMANN PIANIST HELMUT DEUTSCH DIRECTOR CLAUS GUTH SCENIC DESIGN MICHAEL LEVINE LIGHTING DESIGN URS SCHÖNEBAUM VIDEO DESIGN ROCAFILM SOUND COMPOSITION MATHIS NITSCHKE

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CLAUS GUTH

JONAS KAUFMANN HELMUT DEUTSCH OCTOBER 16-20 A NEW COMMISSION BY PARK AVENUE ARMORY

“Mr. Kaufmann... continues to be one of the most sought-after tenors with the stamina and heft for Wagner and the ardent warmth for Italian opera.” —The New York Times

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RACHEL ROSE DECEMBER 9, 2020-JANUARY 10, 2021 A PARK AVENUE ARMORY AND LUMA FOUNDATION COMMISSION

Photo: Rachel Rose, Enclosure (still), 2019. Courtesy of the Artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome.

“Creating order out of chaos is a particular strength of Rose’s, not least because her subject matter is vast, wide, and deep” —W Magazine

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ENCLOSURE In this commissioned work, Rachel Rose offers Enclosure, a heist film about survival in the 17th-century agrarian English countryside during a period of radical transformations that left the disenfranchised in a state of uncertainty and fear. As an artist who is “redefining video art” (Interview Magazine), Rose uses the massive canvas of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall as an opportunity to push her practice to a new scale. The film follows the Famlee, a cult-like clan of grifters led by Jaccko, a hustler who in the wake of the Enclosure Laws, persuades the rural inhabitants to sell him their land for almost nothing, for his own mercenary purposes. Recent, the key teenage member of The Famlee, is essential to Jaccko as she is tasked with learning the behaviors and livelihoods of their targets, and then closing the deal. It is on the journey to their last predation that the story begins. Set beneath a mysterious black orb whose inky aura and otherworldly presence hints at a major cosmic event, the film shows how the natural world was perceived at the time and alludes to the scale of the dire changes soon to come. Accompanying the presentation of the film will be supportive materials on the Enclosure Laws and their widespread social, economic and ecological consequences that resonate with many of today’s issues.

SHOWINGS TIMED ENTRY BETWEEN 12PM TO 8 PM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021 CLOSED MONDAYS, DECEMBER 25, DECEMBER 31 AND JANUARY 1 CHECK WEBSITE FOR SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS TICKETS START AT $18 TICKETS FREE FOR ARMORY MEMBERS ARTIST TALK THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 6 PM armoryonpark.org ∙ 212 616 3930 ∙ @ParkAveArmory ∙ #PAAEnclosure

CURATOR TOM ECCLES


RECITAL SERIES Hear thrilling North American and New York debuts and artists who are bridging the gap between classic and contemporary musical works in the chamber canon in the austerely elegant Board of Officers Room, with the pristine acoustics and intimate scale originally intended by many composers while invoking the salon culture of the Gilded Age.

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“With the exquisite renovation of the Board of Officers Room…, the Armory now has a space for chamber music which marries excellent acoustics and an austerely elegant Gilded Age interior.” —The New York Times

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ROSA FEOLA, SOPRANO IAIN BURNSIDE, PIANO JANUARY 13 & 15 Established as a rising star throughout Europe, young Italian soprano Rosa Feola has won over audiences in the United States through acclaimed appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as a soloist with the 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival and in a Metropolitan Opera debut in the spring of 2019 as Gilda in Rigoletto. Feola partners with Scottish pianist Iain Burnside, who has appeared with the world’s leading singers, to present a varied program that includes works by Giuseppe Martucci, Franz Liszt, Ottorino Respighi and Ciro Pinsuti. M O N D AY, J A N U A R Y 13 AT 7: 3 0 P M W E D N E S D AY, J A N U A R Y 15 AT 7: 3 0 P M TICK E T S: $75

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“Her strengths, which are many – one of them being a gift for making an audience want more.” —Financial Times

METROPOLITAN OPERA’S THE LINDEMANN RECITAL FEBRUARY 18 & 20 GABRIELL A RE YES S O P R A N O MEGAN ESTHER GREY M E Z Z O - S O P R A N O N AT E R A S K I N P I A N O

The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program was established to nurture and develop extraordinarily talented young artists in the realm of opera. The program has trained a new generation of celebrated American and international opera singers. Notable alumni include Dawn Upshaw, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Christine Goerke, Mariusz Kwiecień and Sondra Radvanovsky. In this program, soprano Gabriella Reyes and mezzo-soprano Megan Esther Grey will perform selections from Mahler, Rossini, and more. Nate Raskin returns as accompanist. T U E S D AY, F E B R U A R Y 18 AT 7: 3 0 P M T H U R S D AY, F E B R U A R Y 2 0 AT 7: 3 0 P M TICK E T S: $45 P h ot o: D a r i o Ac o s t a

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NICOLAS ALTSTAEDT, CELLO MARCH 11 & 12 As one of the most versatile and sought after performers today, German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt makes his Armory debut performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s iconic Six Suites for Cello. The Six Suites for Cello are considered the Baroque composer’s most recognizable set of chamber music and are noted for their rich texture and emotional resonance. Experience Altstaedt as he performs this marathon set in the intimate setting of the Board of Officers Room. W E D N E S D AY, M A R C H 11 AT 7: 3 0 P M T H U R S D AY, M A R C H 12 AT 7: 3 0 P M TICK E T S: $50

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“One of the cello realm’s most brilliant young princes.” —HuffPost

ALLAN CLAYTON, TENOR JAMES BAILLIEU, PIANO APRIL 27 & 29 The Royal Philharmonic Society Singer of the Year Award winner, tenor Allan Clayton is a fearless artist who brings to his performances intelligence and disregard for tradition and has garnered critical raves around the world. In his North American recital debut, Clayton has devised an all English language program that will highlight his range and include works from Henry Purcell, Nico Muhly, Samuel Barber, Edward Elgar, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Pianist James Baillieu returns to the Armory to partner with Clayton on this program. M O N D AY, A P R I L 2 7 AT 7: 3 0 P M W E D N E S D AY, A P R I L 2 9 AT 7: 3 0 P M TICK E T S: $75 N O R T H A M E R I C A N R E C I TA L D E B U T

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P h ot o: S im C a n et t y - Cl a r ke

“…stellar performances from Allan Clayton acting his socks off in the title role.” —The Telegraph , for his role in Brett Dean’s Hamlet

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JAMIE BARTON, MEZZO-SOPRANO WARREN JONES, PIANO MAY 15 & 17 Charismatic American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton partners with the incomparable Warren Jones on a program of Brahms, Sibelius with special attention to female composers. Recipient of the Beverly Sills Artist Award, the Richard Tucker Award, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition (both Main and Song Prizes) and a Grammy nomination, Barton is navigating a huge career on both the opera and recital stage. “Leader of a new generation of opera stars” (New York Times), Barton brings this leadership to what promises to be stirring and engaging performances. Barton will showcase the sheer beauty of her voice in the intimate Board of Officers Room. F R I D AY, M AY 15 AT 8 P M S U N D AY, M AY 17 AT 3 P M TI C K ET S : $75

P h ot o: Fay Fox

“Ms. Barton’s sumptuous voice has utterly unforced carrying power.” —The New York Times

ALARM WILL SOUND TEN THOUSAND BIRDS AUGUST 21 & 22 Continuing the tradition of inviting engaging ensembles to use the Armory in unusual ways, the new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will take over the entirety of the Armory’s historic rooms along with the Wade Thompson Drill Hall to perform Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds. The work is based on the songs of birds that are native to or migrate through the area in which the piece is performed. It explores the connections between nature and music, and Alarm Will Sound performs the work in an open-space setting where performers and audience move freely around the space. The work takes its inspiration from the minutest gesture of a single bird to the cacophony of thousands of birds. Designed by the ensemble’s Artistic Director Alan Pierson, this adventurous work will recreate our native birds’ daylong song cycle in the span of 70 minutes. F R I D AY, A U G U S T 2 1 AT 8 P M S AT U R D AY, A U G U S T 2 2 AT 8 P M T I C K E T S: $ 4 5 N E W YO R K P R E M I E R E

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P h ot o: G av in Chu c k

“In the work of Alarm Will Sound, a vibrant, technically dazzling new-music ensemble, listeners have grown accustomed to encountering the amazing, the amusing and, occasionally, the near-impossible.” —The New York Times


GÜNTHER GROISSBÖCK, BASS JULIUS DRAKE, PIANO NOVEMBER 8 & 9 Rounding out the 2020 Recital Series is one of the world’s most sought-after Wagnerian basses, Austrian Günther Groissböck. Not only at home on the opera stage, where he has performed at virtually every major opera house in the world, he is equally known for his powerful recitals. For his New York City recital debut, Groissböck partners with Julius Drake on a program featuring Brahms, Schubert and the hefty repertory of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. With a tone described by the Financial Times as “memorably poignant,” this recital will showcase his unique artistry and dynamic voice. S U N D AY, N O V E M B E R 8 AT 3 P M M O N D AY, N O V E M B E R 9 AT 7: 30 P M T I C K ET S : $65

P h ot o: G e r ha rd R in gh ofe r

“The bass, Günther Groissböck, sang the role with crisp intention and lethal bite.” —The New York Times

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ARTISTS STUDIO Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur fellow Jason Moran, this series of interventions in the Veterans Room includes a diverse mix of artists and musicians whose practices defy categorization and expressly mirror the innovative spirit of the exceptional young artists present at the room’s inception.

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“…it was a block of music that made you think, as the room does: Take note. Listen deeply. The rest of the world is not like this… that sublime and exclusive room, almost too opulent for this world.” —The New York Times

Photo: Da Ping Luo

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KRENCY GARCIA (EL PRODIGIO) MARCH 3 Dominican accordionist El Prodigio brings his syncopated merengue playing to the Armory in an explosion of sound and joy. He and fellow band members introduce us to the multiple styles of merengue playing found in the Dominican Republic. El Prodigio, known for his contemporary and improvisational compositions, will travel through some of the rich musical styles of accordion merengue from the “güira” and the “tambura” and to the “perico ripiao.” Joined by his ensemble band, El Prodigio delivers an updated contemporary sound with harmonic and rhythmic colors resulting in an updating of this infectious musical form. T U E S D A Y, M A R C H 3 AT 7 P M A N D 9 P M TICKETS: $45

P h ot o: Luis N ova

CAROL SZYMANSKI & JAIMIE BRANCH APRIL 4 One of today’s outstanding avant-garde trumpeters, Jaimie Branch, and Rome Prize Winner sculptor Carol Szymanski team up for the first time to present the Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band. Szymanski and her obsession with the shape of sound will fill the intricate architecture of the Veterans Room with a collection of instrument sculptures consisting of 26 brass horns whose shapes are based on the alphabet. The aural animation of this installation will be led by Branch and joined with a large ensemble of fellow brass musicians. S AT U R D A Y, A P R I L 4 AT 7 P M A N D 9 P M TICKETS: $45

“Her skill at reinterpreting the essence of…language and making them visual and tactile is unique and always intriguing.” —Hyperallergic 26

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P h ot o: D av i d L a skowsk i

“…raised on Ornette and punk rock, [she] became one of the most thrilling new voices of the New York avant-garde...” —Jazz Times


JASON MORAN & LAURIE ANDERSON OCTOBER 4 & 5

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MacArthur Fellow and Curator of the Armory’s Artist Studios, Jason Moran continues his Veterans Room tradition of inviting a musical dialogue with fellow world-renowned artists; first with composer Louis Andriessen (2016) then tenor Lawrence Brownlee (2018). In 2020, Moran will perform a musical collaboration with Grammy-award-winning music, visual and performance artist Laurie Anderson. Moran pushes the importance of the jazz form as well as other forms of exchange and improvisation. For these performances, he invites Anderson to join him in an exchange of improvisation and a cataloguing dialogue. Moran and Anderson have expanded careers in music and visual arts. Their parallel practices will launch an evening of shared experiences, improvisation and new surprises. S U N D AY, O CTO B E R 4 AT 3 P M M O N D AY, O CTO B E R 5 AT 7 P M T I C K ET S : $65

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“Moran made sound music move outward like a cloud, as if his piano were the censer in a church.” —The New York Times “Anderson has never shied away from the cutting-edge, or the unknown.” —The Guardian

JAMES HANNAHAM & ANNIE DORSEN OCTOBER 22 On the eve of the 2020 election, PEN/Faulkner award winner and co-founder of the performance group, Elevator Repair Service, James Hannaham, is joined by MacArthur Fellow and Obie Award-winning artist Annie Dorsen in what promises to be an unforgettable event of provocative ideas and conversation. Hannaham, a writer, monologist and visual artist, has a vision of America that will reach out, explore and explode with the incomparable Dorsen. Together, the two will algorithmically generate monologues that draw on infamous 20thcentury speeches as well as other, earlier writings about astrophysics, astronomy, afro-futurism, black space cults, Melanesian cargo cults and trash on the moon. T H U R S D AY, O CTO B E R 2 2 AT 7 P M A N D 9 P M TICKETS: $45

“Hannaham is never lacking in ambition.” —The New York Times

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P h ot o: H a nna h Enso r

“The same combination of speed, breadth and complexity that makes (Dorsen) a thrilling conversationalist means any note taker faces a Sisyphean task.” —The New York Times

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“The Park Avenue Armory has two consistent modes: The first is to overwhelm; the second is to inspire a quiet conviction that you’re missing something amazing in another part of the building. Both struck with full force… filling the gilded, schizo-baroque rooms and halls with a dazzling mix of artists, thinkers, and impresarios” —Artforum

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Held in the Armory’s historic rooms, Interrogations of Form offers conversations, performances, and salons in which artists provide a unique perspective on the ever-changing state of culture in America. Participants in this series included Armory Artistsin-Residence Tania Bruguera, Theaster Gates, Branden JacobsJenkins, Lynn Nottage, Imani Uzuri, and Carrie Mae Weems, as well as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elizabeth Diller, Negin Farsad, Nona Hendryx, Branden JacobsJenkins, Hari Kondobolu, Tony Kushner, Jason Moran, Mira Nair, Meshell Ndegeocello, Suzan-Lori Parks, Toshi Reagon, David Remnick, Sonia Sanchez, The United Lenape Nations, Paula Vogel, and Lynette Wallworth.

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“[it was]…a massive convening…, filling the gilded, schizo-baroque rooms and halls with a dazzling mix of artists, thinkers, and impresarios…I felt lucky to be in attendance." —Artforum

2020 HIGHLIGHTS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 SYMPOSIUM: CULTURE IN A CHANGING AMERICA MARKING 100 YEARS SINCE THE RATIFICATION OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT. SUNDAY, APRIL 19 SUNDAY SALON: FAZAL SHEIKH AN AFTERNOON JOURNEY THROUGH SHEIKH’S ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS, NARRATIVES, AND WRITTEN TEXT SATURDAY, MAY 16 SYMPOSIUM: 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN A CELEBRATION OF WORKS CREATED BY 100 SELF-IDENTIFIED WOMEN ARTISTS; HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE AND OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS. FRIDAY, MAY 29 CONFRONTATIONAL COMEDY AN EVENING OF COMEDY AND CONVERSATION SUNDAY, JULY 12 SUNDAY SALON: TRANSFORMATIVE ART OF REMEMBRANCE II AN AFTERNOON OF PERFORMANCE AND TESTIMONY, HOSTED BY REVEREND DR. ALFONSO WYATT. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 SUNDAY SALON: SHANI JAMILA AN ARTIST SALON EXPLORING LINEAGE AND THE IDEA OF HOME.

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OTHER PROGRAMS ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

ARMORY AFTER HOURS Salon culture has enlivened art since the 19th-century, when friends gathered in elegant chambers to hear intimate performances and share artistic insights. Join us following select performances for libations with fellow attendees as we revive this tradition in our historic period rooms.

HISTORIC INTERIORS TOURS Get an insider’s look at the Armory with a guided walking tour of the building with our staff historians, from the soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall to the extraordinary interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, Herter Brothers, and others. Also learn about the design plans by acclaimed architects Herzog & de Meuron.

MALKIN LECTURE SERIES Each fall, the popular Malkin Lecture Series presents scholars and experts on topics relating to the Armory and the civic, cultural, and aesthetic life of New York City in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Lecture topics have ranged from history makers like Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt to Gilded Age society’s favorite restaurants and the Hudson River painters. Visit armoryonpark.org for the calendar.

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Launched in 2010, the Armory’s artist-in-residence program supports artists across genres in the creation and development of new work. Each artist sets up a studio in one of the Armory’s period rooms, providing a unique backdrop that can serve as both inspiration and as a collaborator in his or her development. Residencies also include participation in the Armory’s arts education program with artists working closely with the Armory’s Youth Corps interns. Current artists-in-residence include two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage; vocalist and composer Sara Serpa; Tony awardwinning set designer Mimi Lien; Tony award-winning set designer and director Christine Jones & choreographer Steven Hoggett; playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and performance artist Carmelita Tropicana; social practice artist Theaster Gates; and choreographer and FLEXN dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray.

ARTS EDUCATION AT THE ARMORY The Armory arts education program is a cornerstone of the organization’s mission. During the course of a year, more than 5,000 young adults from 50+ under-resourced public schools attend a dedicated student matinee of each Armory production. Master Teaching Artists meet students in the classroom before and after each production, providing artistic context and curriculum connections. In eight partner schools, Teaching Artists facilitate in-depth semester- or year-long residencies that support the schools’ curriculum. Youth Corps, the Armory’s year-round paid, mentored internship program, begins in high school and continues into the critical post high school years, providing interns with over 13,000 hours per year of mentored employment, job training and skill development, as well as a network of peers and mentors to support their individual college and career goals.

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GETTING HERE Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets.

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SUBWAY 6 train at 68th Street/Hunter College or the F or Q trains at 63rd Street/ Lexington Avenue.

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BUS M101, M102, or M103 (limited and local) to 68th Street and Lexington Avenue; M66 to Lexington Avenue and 67th Street (Westbound) or Madison Avenue and 68th Street (Eastbound).

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For individuals requiring assisted access, a sidewalk-level entrance is available at 103 East 66th Street, located just off Park Avenue. Patrons ring the ADA accessible callbox when they arrive and are escorted immediately into the building by Armory staff.

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DISCOVER THE ARMORY Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory is dedicated to supporting unconventional works in the visual and performing arts that need non-traditional spaces for their full realization, enabling artists to create, students to explore, and audiences to consume epic and adventurous presentations that cannot be mounted elsewhere in New York City. The Armory’s arts education initiative offers programs at no cost to students from underserved New York City public schools and includes Productionbased Programming, in which students attend major productions of music, theater, dance, and visual art, and participate in pre- and post-visit workshops with the Armory’s talented corps of teaching artists; the School Partnership Initiative, in which deeper relationships with underserved public schools are created through attendance at productions, in-school residencies, workshops, and end-of-term events in the Armory’s historic rooms; and the Armory Youth

Corps, a paid and closely mentored internship program focusing on at-risk high school students. Built between 1877 and 1881, Park Avenue Armory has been hailed as containing “the single most important collection of 19th-century interiors to survive intact in one building” by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall, with an 80-foot-high barrel vaulted roof, is one of the largest unobstructed spaces in New York City. The Armory’s magnificent reception rooms were designed by leaders of the American Aesthetic Movement, among them Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, Candace Wheeler, and Herter Brothers. The building is currently undergoing a $215-million renovation designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Platt Byard Dovell White Architects as executive architects.

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2020 SEASON AT-A-GLANCE ROSA FEOLA, SOPRANO IAI N BU RNSI DE, PIANO Board of Officers Room Monday, January 13 at 7:30 pm Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 pm SYM POSI U M: CU LTU RE I N A CHANG I NG AM E RICA Historic Rooms, 1st and 2nd Floors Saturday, February 15 at 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm

DE E P BLU E SEA Wade Thompson Drill Hall Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 pm Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 pm Friday, April 17 at 8:00 pm Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 pm Monday, April 20 at 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 pm Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 pm Friday, April 24 at 8:00 pm Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 pm

TICKETS: $25 PER SESSION

TI C KETS START AT $40

M ETROPOLITAN OPE RA’S LI N DE MAN N YOU NG ARTISTS Board of Officers Room Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 pm Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pm

ARTIST TALK: DE E P BLU E SEA Veterans Room Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 pm

TICKETS: $75

HAM LET Wade Thompson Drill Hall PREVIEWS:

Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 pm Friday, June 5 at 7:00 pm Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 17 at 1:30 pm Friday, June 19 at 7:00 pm Saturday, June 20 at 1:30 pm Monday, June 22 at 7:30 pm TI C KETS START AT $45

TICKETS: $15 PERFORMANCES:

SU N DAY SALON: FAZAL SH E I KH Veterans Room Sunday, April 19 at 3:oo pm

CAROL SZYMANSKI AN D JAI M I E BRANCH Veterans Room Saturday, April 4 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm Friday, June 26 at 7:00 pm Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 1 at 1:30 pm Friday, July 3 at 7:00 pm Monday, July 6 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 pm Friday, July 10 at 7:00 pm Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 pm Wednesday, July 15 at 1:30 pm Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 pm Friday, July 17 at 7:00 pm Saturday, July 18 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 pm Friday, July 24 at 7:00 pm Saturday, July 25 at 1:30 pm Monday, July 27 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 29 at 1:30 pm Friday, July 31 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 5 at 1:30 pm Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 pm Friday, August 7 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 8 at 1:30 pm Monday, August 10 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 pm Friday, August 14 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 15 at 7:00 pm

TICKETS: $45

TI C KETS START AT $45

TICKETS: $45

KRE NCY GARCIA (E L PRODIG IO) Veterans Room Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm TICKETS: $45

N ICOLAS ALTSTAE DT, CE LLO Board of Officers Room Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 pm Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 pm

TICKETS: $25

ALLAN CLAYTON, TE NOR JAM ES BAI LLI E U, PIANO Board of Officers Room Monday, April 27 at 7:30 pm Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 pm TICKETS: $75

TICKETS: $50

MARIA VESPE RS Wade Thompson Drill Hall Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 pm Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 pm Monday, March 23 at 7:30 pm Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 pm Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm Friday, March 27 at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 pm Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm

JAM I E BARTON, M EZZO-SOPRANO WARRE N JON ES, PIANO Board of Officers Room Friday, May 15 at 8:00 pm Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 pm TICKETS: $75

100 YEARS/100 WOM E N Wade Thompson Drill Hall and Historic Rooms Saturday, May 16 at 12:00 pm TICKETS: $25

TI C KETS START AT $45

ARTIST TALK: MARIA VESPE RS Veterans Room Monday, March 23 at 6:00 pm TICKETS: $15

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CON FRONTATIONAL COM E DY Veterans Room Friday, May 29 at 8:oo pm TICKETS: $25

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ARTIST TALK: HAM LET Veterans Room Tuesday, June 30 at 6:00 pm

ARTIST TALK: ORESTE IA Veterans Room Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 pm

TICKETS: $15

TICKETS: $15

ORESTE IA Wade Thompson Drill Hall

ALARM WI LL SOU N D Various Spaces Friday, August 21 at 8:00 pm Saturday, August 22 at 8:00 pm

PREVIEWS:

Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm Friday, June 12 at 7:00 pm Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 pm Monday, June 15 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 pm Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 pm TI C KETS START AT $45

TICKETS: $45

TH E SECON D VIOLI N IST Wade Thompson Drill Hall Friday, September 25 at 8:00 pm Saturday, September 26 at 8:00 pm Monday, September 28 at 7:30 pm Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30 pm

E NCLOSU RE Wade Thompson Drill Hall Timed Entry between 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021 Closed Mondays, December 25, December 31 and January 1 Check website for special holiday hours ARTIST TALK: E NCLOSU RE Veterans Room Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 pm TICKETS: $15

TI C KETS START AT $45 PERFORMANCES:

Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 24 at 1:30 pm Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm Saturday, June 27 at 1:30 pm Monday, June 29 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00 pm Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 8 at 1:30 pm Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 pm Saturday, July 11 at 7:00 pm Monday, July 13 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm Saturday, July 18 at 1:30 pm Monday, July 20 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 22 at 1:30 pm Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 pm Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 1 at 1:30 pm Monday, August 3 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 8 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 12 at 1:30 pm Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 15 at 1:30 pm TI C KETS START AT $45

SU N DAY SALON: TRANSFORMATIVE ART OF RE M E M BRANCE I I Historic Rooms, 1st Floor Sunday, July 12 at 3:00 pm TICKETS: $25

ARTIST TALK: TH E SECON D VIOLI N IST Veterans Room Saturday, September 26 at 6:00 pm TICKETS: $15

JASON MORAN AN D LAU RI E AN DE RSON Veterans Room Sunday, October 4 at 3:00 pm Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm TICKETS: $65

DOPPE LGANG E R Wade Thompson Drill Hall Friday, October 16 at 8:00 pm Saturday, October 17 at 8:00 pm Monday, October 19 at 7:30 pm Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm TI C KETS START AT: $45

ARTIST TALK: DOPPE LGANG E R Veterans Room Monday, October 19 at 6:00 pm TICKETS: $15

JAM ES HAN NAHAM AN D AN N I E DORSE N Veterans Room Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm TICKETS: $45

G Ü NTH E R G ROISSBÖCK , BASS J U LI US DRAKE, PIANO Board of Officers Room Sunday, November 8 at 3:00 pm Monday, November 9 at 7:30 pm TICKETS: $65

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SUPPORT THE ARMORY JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY AND SAVE ON TICKET PACKAGES Members receive the best seats and prices through advanced access to single tickets and members-only preferred seating, as well as the largest savings with 20% on subscription tickets. Additionally, facility fees are waived for all season subscribers. And if something unexpected comes up, you can easily exchange subscription tickets without a fee for other performances of the same production. This service is free for any of your season tickets. Become a member and save on ticket prices. FRIEND $100 $70 is tax deductible » Invitation to the opening night preview for visual art installations » Free admission for you and a guest to visual art installations » Discounts at local restaurants and hotels » Discount on Armory Guided Tours » Members only pre-sale or preferred access for performance tickets. » 20% discount on Members Subscription SUPPORTER $250 $200 is tax deductible All benefits of the Friend membership plus: » Fees waived on ticket exchanges* » Two free tickets to guided tours*** » Discount on tickets to the Malkin Lecture Series, Artists Talks and Public Programs* ASSOCIATE $500 $370 is tax deductible All benefits of the Supporter membership plus: » Members concierge ticket service » Free admission for two additional guests (a party of four) to Armory visual art installations » Two complimentary passes to an art fair** BENEFACTOR $1,000 $780 is tax deductible All benefits of the Associate membership plus: » Recognition in printed programs » No wait, no line, ticket pick up at the patron desk » Handling fees waived on ticket purchases* » Invitation for you and a guest to a private Chairman’s Circle event » Two complimentary tickets to select programs in our historic period rooms*

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE STARTING AT $2,500 Members of this exclusive group are offered unique and intimate opportunities to experience the Armory, including invitations to private tours and vip receptions with world-class artists and access to priority seating. AVANT-GARDE STARTING AT $350 The Avant-Garde is a forward-thinking group of Park Avenue Armory supporters in their 20s to 30s that offers a deeper, more intimate connection to the unique and creative concepts behind the Armory’s mission. Members receive exclusive benefits throughout the year, including priority ticketing, special receptions, viewings, talks, and vip events. EDUCATION COMMITTEE STARTING AT $5,000 The Armory’s arts education program reaches thousands of public school students each year, immersing them in the creative process of exceptional visual and performing artists and teaching them to explore their own creative instincts. Education Committee members are invited to special events, meetings, and workshops that allow them to witness the students’ progress and contribute to the growth of the program. ARTISTIC COUNCIL The Artistic Council is a leadership group to champion and support groundbreaking “only at the Armory” productions with the world’s most sought-after artists. Members receive the closest look behind the scenes at how works are brought to life through monthly events that include intimate discussions with artists, private performances, and special travel opportunities. This group is by invitation only and is generously supported by Cartier. For more information about membership, please call 212-616-3958 or e-mail members@armoryonpark.org For information on ticketing, or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 212-933-5812 *Subject to ticket availability

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**Certain restrictions apply

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SUPPORTERS Support for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by the Charina Endowment Fund, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Foundation, the Marc Haas Foundation, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, the Leon Levy Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, the Richenthal Foundation, and the Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation. The artistic season is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support has been provided by the Armory's Artistic Council. SEASON SPONSORS

PRODUCTION SPONSORS

Enclosure is supported in part by a generous gift from Ken Kuchin and Tyler Morgan.

Deep Blue Sea and Interrogations of Form are supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

The Recital Series is supported in part by The Reed Foundation. The Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman Emeritus Elihu Rose, PhD

Vice Chair Wendy Belzberg

Co-Chairs Adam R. Flatto Amanda J.T. Riegel

Vice Presidents Ken Kuchin Pablo Legorreta Emanuel Stern

President Rebecca Robertson Founding Chairman, 2000–2009 Wade F.B. Thompson

Secretary Gwendolyn Adams Norton Treasurer Harrison M. Bains

Marina Abramović Abigail Baratta Martin Brand Cora Cahan Hélène Comfort Paul Cronson Tina R. Davis Marc de La Bruyère Emme Levin Deland Thomas J. DeRosa Sanford B. Ehrenkranz David Fox Andrew Gundlach Marjorie L. Hart Edward G. Klein, Major General nyng (Ret.) Mary T. Kush Ralph Lemon Heidi McWilliams

Joel Press Genie H. Rice Janet C. Ross Joan Steinberg Mimi Klein Sternlicht Deborah C. van Eck Peter Zhou Director Emerita Angela E. Thompson

Pierre Audi Marina Kellen French Artistic Director

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