The Crypt Sessions presents Alyson Cambridge, singing From the Diary of Sally Hemings, November 15, 2017

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Unison Media’s acclaimed concert series concludes its second season on November 15, with acclaimed soprano Alyson Cambridge singing William Bolcom’s haunting song cycle From the Diary of Sally Hemings

Each new Crypt Sessions performance features a tasting of food and wine specially paired to the music

The Crypt Sessions Season 2 concludes on November 15, 2017 with American Soprano Alyson Cambridge singing William Bolcom’s song cycle From the Diary of Sally Hemings. The eighteen imagined diary entries tell the life story of Thomas Jefferson’s slave-turned-mistress, grappling with issues of race, regret, respect and love that are as relevant today as they were back then.

Cambridge has been hailed by critics as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (Washington Post), noted for her “powerful, clear voice” (New York Times) and “revelatory, sensual, smoky readings” (Opera News).


The performance will feature a pre-concert reception included in the ticket price, where Magnvm Opvs hosts a tasting of wines specially chosen to suit the music of that evening’s concert, and Ward 8 Events provides hors d’oeuvres similarly tailored to the wine and the performance.

Due to rapid sell-outs and waiting lists, each new concert will be announced immediately after the one preceding it, first to the mailing list, then via The Crypt Sessions website ( and Facebook page.

The Crypt Sessions is made possible by the extraordinarily generous sponsorship of Yamaha, who provide their wonderful pianos for the performances.

Listing Info

The Crypt Sessions Presents: Alyson Cambridge From the Diary of Sally Hemings

November 11, 2017 | Wine & Food Tasting 7PM | Show 8PM
Tickets: $75, including Wine & Food Tasting (Direct Link)

About The Crypt Sessions

The Crypt Sessions ( is a concert series presented and produced by Unison Media ( and curated by Andrew Ousley, located in the crypt chapel underneath the Church of the Intercession in Harlem. The series features intimate performances by some of the world’s top classical music and opera stars, with programs tailored to the crypt’s extraordinary atmosphere and remarkable acoustic.

Season One of The Crypt Sessions was featured in NPRNew York 1The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal (twice), The Philadelphia InquirerThe New YorkerThe New York ObserverWQXR (twice), The Christian Science MonitorParterre BoxSuperConductorBerkshire Fine ArtsVoce di MecheAgence France-Presse and many more.

Season Two incorporates a pre-concert tasting of wines tailored specifically to the music by Magnvm Opvs and themed food prepared by up-and-coming New York City chefs. Each concert is announced immediately after the preceding one. Every Season One concert sold out, with waiting lists of more than 100 people.

All proceeds from ticket sales of The Crypt Sessions are donated to the Church of the Intercession, where the crypt is located. Unison Media gave over $10,000 to the church over the course of Season 1.

The Crypt Sessions is made possible by the extraordinarily generous sponsorship of Yamaha, who provide their wonderful pianos for the performances.

About Unison Media

Unison Media is a publicity, marketing, digital media and production company committed to exploring new ways to present and promote classical music and the people who make it. We take an open-minded, entrepreneurial approach, recognizing that our world has changed, and that branding, publicity, social media or marketing done in a vaccuum no longer have the same impact they once did. Our mission is to combine these disparate elements into a cohesive, coordinated whole, taking the wonderful music our clients make and getting it out into the world in the most impactful way possible.


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