He was a swan all along: An Evening with Antony and the Johnsons

Antony and the Johnsons – Radio City Music Hall, January 26th

“Ghost”

Antony Hegarty (photo Jan Erik Svendsen)

Now that I’ve heard Antony and the Johnsons play with a 60-piece orchestra (which features Thomas Bartlett on piano), I have trouble believing that their music was ever experienced with anything less. Last night Antony Hegarty broke my heart, then helped to reassemble all the pieces into something at once stronger and more tender than before. Haunting, transcendent, and wildly triumphant.
(Full review here on Brooklyn Vegan.)

“For Today I Am a Boy”

“Cripple and the Starfish”

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