The Crossing, Month of Moderns #3
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Sunday, June 26, 4 pm
Month of Moderns III, Sunday, June 26, brings us two major Latvian composers: Eriks Esenvalds, with his first American world premiere - for Seneca Sounds - and Maija Einfelde, whose At the edge of the Earth (Pie zemes talaa) (1996) reaches back farther into ancient drama with texts from Prometheus Bound (attributed to Aeschylus, c. 500 BCE). Gabriel Jackson: Lux mortuorum: Crystal points tug on million year filaments (1995) is a small masterwork from his ongoing collaboration with poet Richard George Elliot in which they grapple with bereavement. It finalizes the choir's thorough introduction and investigation of Jackson's work throughout the Month of Moderns 2011. Completing this evening of thoughts and thoughtfulness is English composer Tarik O'Regan's I saw him standing (2003), making the connection between Seneca and Christ, featuring resident organist Scott Dettra. Don't miss: the Crossing's Gabriel Jackson immersion: a world premiere June 5, and a rarely-heard work sung June 18.
At the door: $25
Students and seniors: $15