“Soldiers never die until they are forgotten.
Tomb Guards never forget.”

a graphic illustration of a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider

October 5th at 7:30pm

World Premiere

presented by Wolf Trap’s Chamber Music at the Barns
Tickets can be purchased at WolfTrap.org.

Digital Film Release
November 11-18, 2021


         Shawn Okpebholo                        Marcus Amaker
                composer                                       poet

A dramatic song cycle honoring the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery, which occurs on November 11, 2021, UNKNOWN explores the ideas of war, honor, and memory through the eyes of soldiers, family members, and Tomb Guards who are connected to each other and the Tomb through their mutual service and sacrifice.

     Schyler Vargas, baritone      Taylor Raven, mezzo-soprano     Michael Mayes, baritone

     Robert Wood, conductor         Kristine McIntyre, director       Inscape Chamber Orchestra


Commissioned by UrbanArias with the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Opera Colorado, Minnesota Opera, Opera Birmingham, and Stephen E. and Dorothy P. Bird