Farming Performances

22 - 25 Jun 2023
7:30 p.m.
Kings Oaks Farm Newtown, PA


The Crossing, shoot for outdoor film, 2020. Photo by John C. Hawthorne. 

The Crossing presents the world premiere of Farming, a newly commissioned choral work by composer Ted Hearne, performed outdoors with live instrumentation in the cultivated field of a working farm.

Developed over four years, Farming is a follow-up work to Hearne’s Sound From the Bench, also commissioned by The Crossing, which continues his practice of appropriating governmental texts to build a musical narrative. The new piece grapples with society’s historical relationship to agriculture and questions what it would take to make the people who grow our food more visible.

Walk-up tickets will not be available at these concerts. All tickets must be purchased in advance. The exact location of the performance will be provided with purchase confirmation.