Historian John Monsky's November 1918: The Great War & The Great Gatsby, an immersive musical experience, played Carnegie Hall November 8. See photos from the evening, which explored the events and legacy of World War I, below.
Peter Flynn helmed the concert experience, which featured Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), Stephanie Jae Park (Hamilton), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls), Nicholas Rodriguez (Company), and Daniel Yearwood (Sweeney Todd).
The program included music from the era, from Irving Berlin to James Reese Europe, as well as new arrangements of the works of Blind Willie Johnson and Stevie Wonder, among others. The concert was accompanied by the 58-piece Orchestra of St. Luke's and conducted by Hamilton's Ian Weinberger.
Monsky's previous historical work The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day played a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in 2021. November 1918 included rare archival film and photography, some never-before-seen.
November 1918: The Great War & The Great Gatsby was presented by Carnegie Hall with support from the American Battle Monuments Commission and the New-York Historical Society.