Naamah’s Ark – 17th Annual River to River 2018 Festival

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17th Annual River to River Festival, LMCC,
As part of the 17th Annual River to River 2018 Festival, LMCC, MasterVoices, and Battery Park City Authority present Naamah’s Ark, performed by over 200 singers and musicians, TOMORROW,  June 17th at 7 pm at Rockefeller Park (entrance at Warren Street and River Terrace).  Naamah’s Ark is composed by Marisa Michelson with libretto by Royce Vavrek.

This dramatic oratorio tells the story of Noah’s Ark from the perspective of Noah’s wife. Naamah is a strong woman who must guide the diverse species of animals in coming together as the Ark reaches dry land. From the birds to the hippos, each group has its own concerns. Can they learn to live together after the crisis has passed? In a new version of the piece, community members from Lower Manhattan join MasterVoices, led by Ted Sperling, in shared music-making to explore themes of diversity, the role of women in society and the possible devastation of climate change. Featuring Victoria Clark in the title role of Naamah.

Before the concert, join us at Ark in the Park: an all-ages participatory art project

17th Annual River to River Festival, LMCC,

From 1-5pm, come and help create large animal “sculptures” to adorn Rockefeller Park for the Naamah’s Ark concert! These sculptures will be colorful, whimsical pieces of art made from found objects, and the public is encouraged to help in their creation. Max Frieder, founder of Artolution, will give instructions and show you how it’s done!

All events in the River To River 2018 Festival are free and open to the public. There are no tickets or RSVPs needed for Naamah’s Ark or Ark in the Park.  The most convenient entrance to Rockefeller Park is located on Warren Street and River Terrace.

Make sure to check out our River To River 2018 Festival Calendar