Hilliard Ensemble
(c) Mario del Curto

Nov. 13–14 at 7:30

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Tickets from $25

Featuring:

The Hilliard Ensemble

Heiner Goebbels, conception, music, and director

Klaus Grünberg, lighting design and staging

Florence von Gerkan, costume design

Willi Bopp, sound design

Texts by T.S. Eliot, Maurice Blanchot, Franz Kafka, and Samuel Beckett

Visionary German composer and director Heiner Goebbels returns to Lincoln Center with this concert staged in three tableaus, bringing to life T.S. Eliot’s The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, Maurice Blanchot’s The Madness of the Day, Franz Kafka’s “Excursion into the Mountains,” and Samuel Beckett’s Worstward Ho. Goebbels’s melancholy music is tailor-made for the hauntingly beautiful voices of the Hilliard Ensemble, who give stripped-down, deeply compassionate musical renderings of the authors’ protagonists.


These performances will be followed by White Light Lounges.


Post-performance discussion with Heiner Goebbels and John Schaefer on November 13

Originally produced by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne. These presentations of I went to the house but did not enter are made possible in part by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.