Ensemble 20/21

Ensemble 20/21: The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc

Ensemble 20/21 performs music by iconoclastic composer Julius Eastman (Piano ’63), including his 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.”


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