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the national anthems


Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, NJ

presented by Peak Performances
with the strings of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Where does patriotism end and nationalism begin?

We reunite with our friends at ICE and revisit one of our favorite programs for our debut at the renowned Peak Performances series. Anchored by David Lang’s thought-provoking, moving the national anthems, we look at ways in which we engage words to capture our desires, fears, and needs – not just in describing our homelands, but also in the relationships between men and women, parent and child, homeless and homed.

Ted Hearne Consent
Ted Hearne What it might say
David Lang the national anthems
Caroline Shaw To the Hands

Earlier Event: September 20
Of Arms and the Man
Later Event: October 27
The Tower and the Garden