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Concert Premiere • Drowning Monuments • The Juilliard School

  • Paul Hall – The Juilliard School 60 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

Concert Premiere Drowning Monuments • Alice Ivy-Pemberton • Rodríguez’ Through What is no Longer

The final summit of a music performance degree is the Graduation Recital, and the distinguished violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton, praised by the New York Times for her “sweet-toned playing” has arrived at that summit in The Juilliard School. Ivy-Pemberton will be presenting an exciting and rich program that will feature Ivy-Pemberton’s project Drowning Monuments that explores how climate change will affect famous NYC sites in the next century. For the project she asked composers Jordyn Gallinek, Marc Migó Cortés, Iván Enrique Rodríguez, Jon Cziner, and Sam Wu.

  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano in C minor, BWV 1017

  • OLIVIER MESSIAEN Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano

  • JUILLIARD COMPOSERS Drowning Monuments

    • Jordyn Gallinek – Weak Chains

    • Marc Migó Cortés – Water Kiss

    • Iván Enrique Rodríguez – Through What is no Longer

    • Jon Cziner – Murderers’ overFlow

    • Sam Wu – Waterways

  • LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 9 for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"

The concert will take place in the remarkable Paul Recital Hall, one of the five main performance spaces in The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, New York City. 

Alice Ivy-Pemberton


Written, directed, and performed by Juilliard violinist and native New Yorker Alice Ivy-Pemberton, "Drowning Monuments" brings together five newly-commissioned pieces for solo violin by Juilliard composers Jordyn Gallinek, Marc Migó, Iván Enrique Rodríguez, Jonathan Cziner, and Sam Wu, each reflecting a site in the five boroughs of New York City that will be severely threatened by climate change and rising sea levels before the end of the century. Realized with the stunning visuals of Tel Aviv and New York-based video artist Hinda Weiss, "Drowning Monuments" seeks to draw attention to the urgency of our climate crisis and the imperative of our moment through the medium of artistic collaboration.