Caroline Shaw and Andrew Yee. Courtesy of Death of Classical.
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“Death of Classical” recently added two individual performances to their fall season, both taking place this September, both featuring music by today’s leading composers and cellists.

On September 7, as part of the third season of “The Angel’s Share,” Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and Grammy Award-winning cellist Andrew Yee will give a one-night-only performance of “Music for Two People” in the Catacombs of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. The program will feature new compositions and adaptations of previous works, all written by Shaw and Yee, including the world premiere of a piece inspired by Green-Wood’s vast tree collection. Performances will be at 5:00PM, 6:00PM, and 7:30PM.

On Thursday September 9, composer Paola Prestini and her husband, cellist Jeffrey Ziegler, will perform at National Sawdust in Brooklyn (the venue’s first in-person event since the pandemic), playing a program entitled “Houses of Zodiac” in advance of the release of their album by the same name. The project combines spoken word, movement, music, and image to explore the intersection of mind, body, and nature, and the evening will also include film projections by filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu, choreography by Butoh dance master Dai Matsuoka and “Rogue Ballerina” and NY Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, as well as poetic interludes by Anaïs Nin, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Natasha Trethewey.

Tickets to both events include a pre-show spirits tasting.

September 7, 2021 at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:30PM
“Music for Two People”
with Caroline Shaw and Andrew Yee

Live in the Catacombs of the Green-Wood Cemetery

The program will include new compositions and adaptations of previous works by Caroline Shaw and Andrew Yee.

Pre-concert reception including spirits tastings will be available only for the 6:00 and 7:30PM performances. Tickets

September 9, 2021 at 7:00PM
Houses of Zodiac
“Poems for Cello”
Live at National Sawdust in Brooklyn

Prestini: “Océano”
Poetry Interlude | Brenda Shaughnessy:
“Eight Takes”
Prestini: Eight Takes
Poetry Interlude | Natasha Trethewey: “
Bellocq’s Ophelia”
Prestini: Ophelia
Poetry: Interlude | Anaïs Nin: “
House of Incest”
Prestini: Houses of Zodiac

There will be a 60-minute reception with a spirits tasting beginning at 7:00PM, and the performance begins at 8:00PM. Tickets