COTTON presented at the 92nd Street Y


Multimedia song cycle inspired by the cotton photography of Philadelphia artist John Dowell and composed by Damien Geter.

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7:30pm
The 92nd Street Y – New York City, NY

Damien Geter’s COTTON, conceived and commissioned by Lyric Fest, will be presented at the 92nd Street Y with Denyce Graves, mezzo soprano, Justin Austin, baritone and Laura Ward, piano in April 2024. Based on the fine art cotton photography and story of John Dowell, and featuring the poetry of eight nationally renowned poets, COTTON was first premiered to sold-out audiences in Philadelphia and at the Kennedy Center in February of 2022. Lyric Fest will host a special shuttle travel experience for patrons interested in traveling to NYC for this performance, ticketed through Lyric Fest. All other tickets can be purchases through the 92nd Street Y.


Lyric Fest is offering a shuttle trip to bring our patron community to the NYC performance of COTTON at the 92nd Street Y. The trip provides a late lunch with libations aboard the coach, premium seating for the performance, and a champagne celebration to follow. Photographer John Dowell, several poets and LF artistic director Suzanne DuPlantis will be joining for the excursion. Departure early afternoon.

Seating will be limited.

Secure your place with a non-refundable
reservation of $100.

Three Levels of Support:

$500 – includes $250 tax-deductible gift to Lyric Fest
$750 – includes $500 tax-deductible gift to Lyric Fest
$1000 – includes $750 tax-deductible gift to Lyric Fest

The 92nd Street Y, New York, New York
April 18, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets are no longer available for this concert.