Ensemble 20/21: The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc (Now Available)

A spellbinding meditation on a medieval heroine

Ensemble 20/21 performs iconoclastic composer Julius Eastman's (Piano ’63) spellbinding composition The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc for ten cellos in its fortieth anniversary year.

“Dear Joan,” he wrote for the work’s premiere in 1981. “When meditating on your name I am given strength and dedication… I shall emancipate myself from the bind of the past and the present; I shall emancipate myself from myself.”

 

Program:

JULIUS EASTMAN     

Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc*

  Patrick Wilhelm, baritone
  *Performance from February 22, 2020
   

EASTMAN

The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc

  John Lee, cello
  Jiayin He, cello
  Albert Seo, cello
  Nygel Witherspoon, cello
  Francis Carr, cello
  Matthew Christakos, cello
  Hun Choi, cello
  Yoonsoo Yeo, cello
  Sai Sai Ding, cello
  Jiyeon Kim, cello
   
   

Generous support for Ensemble 20/21 is provided by the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation.