MoMA Presents Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights at Radio City Music Hall

By: Nov. 02, 2011
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The Museum of Modern Art has commissioned artist/musician Antony to conceive, produce, and perform a large-scale concert and performance event, Swanlights, with Antony and The Johnsons, on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall. Featuring a 60-piece orchestra, the performance piece is conceived as a new commission specially developed for the January 26 performance, and is an evolution of the highly acclaimed The Crying Light, which was presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival. Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights includes songs from all four of Antony and The Johnsons' albums (self-titled, I am a Bird Now, The Crying Light, and Swanlights), set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston. It is produced in collaboration with light artist Chris LeVine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, and set designer Carl Robertshaw. Antony and The Johnsons: Swanlights is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large of The Museum of Modern Art and Director of MoMA PS1, with the assistance of Eliza Ryan, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.

"Antony is a singer, songwriter, composer, playwright, director, photographer, draftsman, and collagist-a true creative mind, in every sense," said Mr. Biesenbach. "Antony's tremendous talents are brought together in spectacular performances, where lighting, costume, and of course an other-worldly voice, unite to create a truly transcendental experience for the audience. MoMA is thrilled to commission a special performance by Antony and The Johnsons at Radio City Music Hall."

Tickets to Antony and The Johnsons: Swanlights will go on-sale to the public on Saturday, November 12, at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster phone charge at 1-866-858-0008, and online at and

Ticket prices are $35.00 to $70.00. A limited number of VIP packages will be available for $95.00, which include premium seating and a copy of the Swanlights publication (Abrams Image).
All ticket and package prices subject to applicable fees and service charges.