David Hadju’s The Parsonage with Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, Dan Tepfer
An inconspicuous townhouse in the East Village was at the heart of eight dramatic moments in New York City history. On April 27, join the Museum of the City of New York for the world premiere of The Parsonage, a recorded album about the site at 64 East 7th Street. The evening features live performances by Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, Dan Tepfer, and a chamber-jazz ensemble.
The Parsonage, which takes from the worlds of jazz, classical, and “post-classical” music, makes its debut on April 7 from Sunnyside Records. The song cycle features libretto by cultural historian David Hajdu and music by eight composers: Darcy James Argue, Theo Bleckmann, Regina Carter, Ted Hearne, Kirk Nurock, Renee Rosnes, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Dan Tepfer.