If taking a swig of whiskey before embarking on a twilight walk through a cemetery to the Catacombs for an acclaimed classical concert sounds up your alley, Green-Wood Cemetery is the place for you.

The cemetery has partnered with Death of Classical for the fourth time to produce the much-lauded The Angel’s Share classical concert series, taking place between May 27 and October 6.

The series will feature a range of performances, including Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel; Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass for the Endangered by Gallicantus; the world premiere of Aaron Seigel’s Watching Birds at the End of the World by Anthony Roth Costanzo and percussionist Sae Hashimoto; a rarely-heard arrangement of Mahler’s 9th for four hands by pianists Stewart Goodyear and Jed Distler; a combination of drone tones and Hindustani ragas in Daisy Press’ performances of works by Hildegard von Bingen; and the Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet’s newly-recorded program Of All Joys.

The Angel’s Share is returning to Green-Wood Cemetery this summer. Photo: Supplied.

Each performance will begin with a pre-show spirits tasting with whiskey, mezcal, and more before audiences take a twilight walk through the Cemetery to the Catacombs.

Andrew Ousley, Death of Classical founder and artistic director, said all of the season’s concerts explored the nature of time — “the intersection of the ancient and the modern, what is timeless and what is timely, what perseveres and what passes away.”

“I wanted to take a moment to sit with the sense of eternity and ephemerality that permeates Green-Wood, and reflect upon the precious shortness of life, as well as the cascading ripples of impact we leave in our wake.”

Harry Weil, Green-Wood director of programming, added that the season’s performance would “create vivid, indelible memories for all who attend.”

“There is no experience quite like an evening in the Cemetery, absorbing the world class talent that will be gracing our grounds.”

For the full schedule and to buy tickets, click here.

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