The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day will be presented at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Wednesday, November 10, 8pm.
Presented on the eve of Veterans Day at Carnegie Hall, The Eyes of the World tells the dramatic story of the final 11 months of World War II in Europe, through music, archival photos, video, and personal letters. The story unfolds through the eyes of Ernest Hemingway, LIFE magazine war photographer Robert Capa, Vogue model-turned-photojournalist Lee Miller, and a young soldier who landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.
Ian Weinberger (conductor of Hamilton) conducts the 58-piece Orchestra of St. Luke’s with music from Saving Private Ryan, Glenn Miller, Edith Piaf, and others, as well as some of his own original compositions that will be heard for the first time. Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls) headlines a cast of top Broadway vocalists, bringing stories often lost to history to life; from the journey of the all-Black 761st Tank Battalion to the Women’s Army Corps units, tasked with cleaning up years of mail for troops desperate for news from home.
This compelling, and at times surprising program, developed in close cooperation with the American Battle Monuments Commission and the New-York Historical Society, honors those who have served and sacrificed for our country, both then and now.
Historian John Monsky is the creator, writer, and narrator. Ian Weinberger is the music supervisor/conductor. Peter Flynn is the director. Meredith Wagner and Geralyn Lucas are the producers.Read more