The Crossing, Month of Moderns #1
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Sunday, June 5, 4 pm
The 2011 Month of Moderns opens Sunday, June 5, with a commissioned premiere of a Gabriel Jackson composition for Seneca Sounds (the central theme for this year's festival). Drawing a parallel with the temporal aspects of Seneca's writing, The Crossing is introducing two works based on Ecclesiastes (both bearing the same title): Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's Igen (2006), and American Pulitzer Prize laureate David Lang's Again (2006). Mark Winges (resident composer at Volti in San Francisco--the only other professional ensemble in the USA dedicated to new works) further fractures conventions about choral music with The Assembling Landscape (2008), a lush, pointillistic, and moving work that dispenses with text entirely.
At the door: $25
Students and seniors: $15