New York Times – 10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss


ALARM WILL SOUND Donnacha Dennehy’s somber 2016 oratorio, “The Hunger,” about the devastating 19th-century Irish famine, returns for concert performances by this intrepid ensemble and the acclaimed original soloists, the British soprano Katherine Manley and the expressive Irish folk singer Iarla O Lionaird. After a performance at Princeton University on Sept. 17, the work will open the 10th season of the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on Sept. 19. alarmwillsound.com.

PAUL JACOBS This stylish organist travels among several instruments in New York for a deep dive into the French organ tradition: Messiaen, Vierne, Widor and others. He plays the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Midtown Manhattan on Sept. 17, then St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side on Sept. 24. stmvirgin.orgstignatiusloyola.org.

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