Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
The Stabat Mater is a medieval poem that describes the suffering of Jesus's mother Mary as she stands at the foot of the cross. Pergolesi's setting of the text is among the most haunting and gut wrenching compositions ever put to paper. At one point, the piece asks us if it's possible to watch someone else suffer so deeply, and not somehow share in their sorrow. It stands as one of the purest musical depictions of empathy, and a powerful reminder that – no matter what pain we may feel in the moment – we're never truly alone in our sadness. Performed by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, the program will also feature Barber's wrenching Adagio for Strings, and Arvo Pärt's slow-burning Fratres, and if that all wasn't enough – the entire performance will feature wall-to-ceiling film projections up and down the catacombs.
Venue: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St Map
Jim Acosta and Jeff Zucker on the War for Truth at Temple Emanu-El
Wed | 8:30 PM
Jim Acosta and Jeff Zucker on the War for Truth: Enemies of the People...
Mah-Jongg Supervised Play at 92nd Street Y
Wed | 6:30 pm
Perfect for those who have taken our beginner Mah-Jongg class or are familiar with the basics and are now ready to sharpen their skills. Learn how to pick hands, gain confidence and play to win!...
New Parent Get-Togethers at 92nd Street Y
Wed | 10:30 pm
First-time parenthood can feel overwhelming—we're here to help! 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen welcomes new moms, dads, and babies to gather for weekly meet-ups full of sharing, advice, an...