Celebrate Halloween Musically . . . in a Crypt

By Megan Westberg


Halloween is upon us, and music lovers looking for a suitably haunting experience need look no further than the crypt beneath the Church of Intercession in Harlem. The 2016 Crypt Sessions concert series has been running since April (look for an article about Matt Haimovitz’s September performance in an upcoming issue of Strings), but the concerts tonight and on October 28th are especially appropriate for Halloween: They mark the world-premiere performances of composer Gregg Kallor’s new cantata based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, with cellist Joshua Roman (who will also play Kallor’s cello sonata Undercurrent—with Kallor on piano), and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Pojanowski. The performances are both at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception starting at 7pm. Tickets are available at deathofclassical.com.