Number Our Days: A Photographic Oratorio


April 13, 2024    
8:00 pm


Perelman Performing Arts Center
251 Fulton Street , New York, NY
$48 +

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Music by Luna Pearl Woolf
Concept and Libretto by David Van Taylor
Based on Jamie Livingston’s “Photo Of the Day”
Conducted by Kamna Gupta
Directed by Ty Defoe
Co-Produced with Trinity Church Wall Street

How can we hold onto each other with joy, even in the face of inevitable loss? Each day for 18 years, Jamie Livingston documented his life by taking a single Polaroid—until his death at age 41. Then his “Photo of the Day” went online, creating an immediate global sensation years before Instagram launched. With music for chorus, orchestra, and soloists by Grammy® nominee Luna Pearl Woolf (Fire & Flood) and a non-fiction libretto by acclaimed filmmaker David Van Taylor (Good Ol’ Charles Schulz), this multi-media oratorio explores our era’s strange alchemy of technology, memory, and community.

Featuring John Holiday, NOVUS NY orchestra, and over 100 voices from Trinity Church Wall Street.

A PAC NYC commission.

Polaroid photos by Jamie Livingston.

Interpreters: Cathy Markland and Cheritha Saulsby