The first event in 92Y’s new Inflection series and a US premiere.
This remarkable work based on the award-winning book by human rights lawyer Philippe Sands blends the artistry of Metropolitan Opera star Laurent Naouri and master pianist Emanuel Ax with narration by Sands and luminous German actress Katja Riemann.
Reflecting on the theme of global justice, East West Street explores issues of morality, art, and humanity against the backdrop of three men whose lives intertwined during the Nuremberg trials. How do two people at the extremes of good and evil find solace in the same aria? Through the power of words and the beauty of music by Bach, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and others, East West Street delivers a provocative exploration of heartache and hope.
Laurent Naouri, bass-baritone
Emanuel Ax, piano
Guillaume de Chassy, piano
Katja Riemann, narrator
Philippe Sands, narrator
Nina Brazier, director
This performance marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the Convention on the Prohibition of Genocide.