Featuring Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jonathan Finlayson, Adam O'Farrill, Graham Haynes, Steve Coleman, Hafez Modirzadeh, Mark Shim, Elena Pinderhughes, Josh Roseman, Tyshawn Sorey, Mat Maneri, Okkyung Lee, Patricia Franceschy, Rafiq Bhatia, Harish Raghavan, Marcus Gilmore, and Rajna Swaminathan.
Texts written and performed by Himanshu Suri and Teju Cole.
Vijay Iyer, one of the most celebrated young jazz pianists and composers of his generation, is thinking big with this world premiere event. Featuring two dozen musicians and artists, OPEN CITY will include spoken text performed live by rap artist Himanshu Suri and Teju Cole, whose 2012 award-winning novel of the same name inspired this wide-ranging work.
Find out more about Vijay Iyer at vijay-iyer.com.
NJ Transit runs direct from NYC for the Friday evening performance.
Round-trip weekend bus service from Manhattan available for the Saturday evening performance.
OPEN CITY was commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State (NJ).