December 12, 2015 – 8 PM
The Stone, at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street
$20 General Admission at the door

As part of Matthew Welch’s weeklong residency at The Stone, Experiments in Opera presents Welch’s full-length opera in progress, And Here We Are. This new work explores imprisonment and the impact of cultural collisions. The story covers Welch’s family’s internment in the Santa Tomas concentration camp in WWII Philippines. The text focuses on the horrifying accounts of his great-uncle Edgar, an opera singer isolated by his move to Asia and internment (1942-45). Featuring Welch’s long-time ensemble Blarvuster with Mantra percussion.

Kate Maroneymezzo-soprano
Daniel Neerbaritone
Ben Holmestrumpet
Joe Bergenvibraphone
Al Cerulo, glockenspiel
Jude Traxler, glockenspiel
Emily Manzopiano
Ian Riggsbass guitar
Brian Chasedrums 
Matthew Welchconductor