The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra

The Struggle To Forgive

Special Event



7:30 pm

Starting at $29

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Music and Libretto by Gary S. Fagin

Includes World Premiere screening of documentary film: Guns by Nick Davis


Tackling the impact of gun violence in the United States, The Struggle To Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America is a new musical dramatic work that hauntingly gives voice to those involved in the gun debate – victims and their families, law enforcement and perpetrators, politicians and gun enthusiasts.

The libretto is based on audio, video and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one, as well as news reports of mass shootings, recordings of 911 calls and the gun control debates.

Guns tells the interconnected stories of individuals whose lives have been dramatically affected by guns. Complex and powerful, the film will tell stories that are not as simple as they first appear – stories full of richness, irony, and emotional truth – and in so doing, tell the sweeping story of an Issue that defines our time.

Photo: Kevin Yatarola

Box Office Information

Address: 3 Spruce Street, New York

Phone: 212-346-1715


January 2, 2018 – February 19, 2018: Monday – Friday, Noon – 5pm & 3 hours prior to performance time through intermission

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