Corrado Cagli & Music: A Concert at Lincoln Center


January 30, 2024, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

General Admission: FREE


Join us for a music concert presented by the Primo Levi Center, Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and CIMA, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The score of The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne will be presented in its entirety for the first time since the first performance by George Balanchine’s Ballet Society (today’s New York City Ballet) in 1948.

Cantori New York directed by Mark Shapiro will perform Vittorio Rieti’s music for The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne, a Renaissance poem by Lorenzo de’ Medici whose refrain “del doman non v’è certezza” (future holds no certainty) resonated with the experience of displacement in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

Behind the project was the painter, set designer and cultural organizer, Corrado Cagli. Echoed in this performance are his reckoning with his life in fascist Italy, the catastrophe of the war, and the mass murder of the Jews. Cagli’s first exhibition in New York since 1937, Transatlantic Bridges: Corrado Cagli, 1938-1948 is on view at CIMA through January 27.

The exhibition’s curator Raffaele Bedarida will give a brief overview on the history of the piece and Cagli’s work.

The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne

Concert for piano and choir

after the poem Del doman non v’è certezza (Tomorrow Holds No Certainty)

by Lorenzo Il Magnifico (1449-1492)
Music by Vittorio Rieti (1898-1994)
Concept and design by Corrado Cagli (1910-1976)
for George Balanchine’s Ballet Society (1948)

Featuring Cantori New York:
Mark Shapiro, Artistic Director
Shelén Hughes, soprano
Matthew Anchel, bass
Baron Fenwick, piano

Followed by a presentation by Raffaele Bedarida,
author of Corrado Cagli: Transatlantic Bridges 1938-1948, CPL Editions 2023 and curator of Transatlantic Bridges: Corrado Cagli, 1938-1948, the exhibition on view at CIMA through January 27, 2024

Total duration: 80 min.

This event is part of a series of programs organized in connection with the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Please see the full program of events at this link or see the PDF version.

Public programming at CIMA is made possible with the generous support of Tiro a Segno Foundation.