Sanctuary Project Preview Performance and Discussion

Composer Laura Koplewitz

New Music Ensemble Lunatics at Large presents a preview performance and discussion of their upcoming series of World Premiere concerts entitled “The Sanctuary Project” – followed by a reception & silent auction of poetry books and CDs. The discussion will include composers Laura Koplewitz and Alex Shapiro as well as poets David Shapiro and Yerra Sugarman. This free event will take place on Monday, March 7th 2011 at 7:30pm at WMP Concert Hall, 31 East 28th Street, New York, NY. RSVP: [email protected] or by phone (917)518-6853.

Yerra Sugarman, Photo by Bernard Gotfryd

The Sanctuary Project (further information here) features an exciting selection of established and emerging poets and composers who have been commissioned by the New York City based new music ensemble Lunatics at Large to write works on the theme of “sanctuary.” The premiere concert of these five works will occur on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 8:00pm at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. $10 student and senior tickets are available at the box office with a valid ID. Subsequent performances of The Sanctuary Project will happen in actual sanctuaries at Christ and Saint Stephen’s Church, 122 West 69th Street, New York City (April 8, 8pm) and at the Synagogue for the Arts, 49 White Street, New York City (April 10, 7pm), and at WMP Concert Hall , 31 East 28th Street, New York (April 21, 7:30pm). Tickets for all April performances are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.