Invictus by Anthony Barfield

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Invictus, a stirring new composition by Anthony Barfield for a 15-piece brass ensemble, is an anthem for New York City in this unique moment in time. The work pays tribute to the resilience of this city and its people, reflecting hope and the anticipation of a better future on the horizon.

Weaving together elements of gospel, jazz, classical, and hip hop, Invictus meaning Unconquered, brings together brass players of different stylistic backgrounds from across Lincoln Center’s campus—the MET Orchestra Musicians, the New York Philharmonic, The Juilliard School, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet Orchestra, and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. This is the first time in history that musicians from all of these organizations have performed together. Barfield conducts the live, socially distanced performance, which was filmed outdoors on Lincoln Center’s campus on August 7, 2020. 

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Performance Date

Available from September 1 at 8:00 pm ET

Where to Watch


MET Orchestra Musicians:
Raymond Riccomini (Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra), trumpet
Anne Scharer, horn
John Romero, trombone
Christopher Hall, tuba

New York Philharmonic:
Christopher Martin, trumpet
Thomas Smith, trumpet
Richard Deane, horn
Colin Williams, trombone
David Finlayson, bass trombone

New York City Ballet Orchestra:
Neil Balm (Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra), trumpet
Dan Wions, horn

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra:
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Dion Tucker, trombone

The Juilliard School:
Marshall Kearse, trumpet
Zachary Neikens, bass trombone

Thanks to Our Supporters

Made possible by
Tamer Initiative for Diversity in the Arts

Lincoln Center at Home is made possible by Founding Partner The Audrey and Martin Gruss Discovery Fund.

Additional support is provided by PGIM, the Global Investment Management Business of Prudential Financial, Inc., the Howard Gilman Foundation, Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, Comcast NBCUniversal, Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank, and Lincoln Center’s generous donors and supporters.

Thanks to Our Supporters