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EL CIMARRÓN


  • The Met Fifth Avenue, New York (map)
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DAVÓNE TINES, bass-baritone
EMI FERGUSON, flute
JONNY ALLEN, percussion
JORDAN DODSON, guitar (guest artist)


ZACK WINOKUR, director
JOHN TORRES, lighting designer
CARLOS SOTO, costume designer

Hans Werner Henze's El Cimarrón (The Runaway Slave) is a tour-de-force sonic onslaught based on the oral autobiography of Esteban Montejo, an Afro-Cuban slave who escaped bondage on a sugar plantation, survived in the jungle, fought for Cuban independence from Spain, and lived to tell about it all before dying at the age of 113. Henze's visceral score is a cry for freedom that transcends time and place—and a linchpin in Julia Bullock's vision for her season as Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

AMOC’s performances as part of Julia Bullock's season as Artist-in-Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art are generously supported by Ellen Marcus & The James S. Marcus Foundation.

TICKETS / $55-$65

Earlier Event: April 12
THE MUSIC OF MATTHEW AUCOIN
Later Event: July 25
VEILS FOR DESIRE