Seneca Sounds

The Crossing


Professional chamber choir the Crossing presented Seneca Sounds—new choral settings of ancient texts by Roman philosopher Seneca on the theme of stoicism. The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally, commissioned and performed three works by international composers Gabriel Jackson (England), Kamran Ince (Turkey/United States), and Eriks Ešenvalds (Latvia) as part of its Month of Moderns, the Crossing's third annual festival of contemporary music. The festival also included the East Coast premiere of The Waking Sun by Philadelphia composer Kile Smith. Performing on period instruments, the Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players joined the Crossing for Smith's work.