Stephen O’Malley


Posted: May 5, 2008


Table of the Elements is very pleased to announce that Rhys Chatham's latest massed-guitar composition has been commissioned by none other than the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It's called "A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars (Outdoor Version)," and it will have its world premiere on August 15, 2008, at Lincoln Center in New York. Details are available at the official Lincoln Center website:

This new work has its origins in the piece created for Sacre Coeur (France's largest basilica) in 2006, but has been completely revamped to suit the unique acoustics of the out-of-doors site chosen for the performance (Damrosch Park, at Lincoln Center Plaza). Chatham and section leaders John King, Ned Sublette, David Daniell, and Seth Olinsky (Akron/Family) will lead this mammoth orchestra of electric guitars and bass guitars, in what is certain to be a memorable event.

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Thanks much,
Jeff Hunt
Table of the Elements