The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
With Special Guests
To My Arms /Restore is a two-part work embodying Doug Varone’s decades’ long choreographic fascination between the deeply emotional and the immensely physical. Set to a suite of arias by G. F. Handel, To My Arms builds a landscape of love and loss, evoking a strange otherworld of intimacy. In stark contrast, Restore feels as if it has been ripped out of today’s front pages, bringing a message of community, defiance, resilience in a world recoiling and rebounding. Driven by the 21st-century sound of Festival Voices and Nico Bentley’s Handel Remixed, the score fuses Handel’s 18th-century choral score Dixit Dominus with beats more commonly heard in clubs around the globe. Ted Sperling, conductor and Tony Award winning orchestrator, wll lead the 100-member Master Voices chorus and the New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI).