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The Crossing: Month of Moderns III

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Crossing
Donald Nally, conductor

Month of Moderns III: Works for unaccompanied choir
Saturday, July 17, 2010  8:00
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill - directions
8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

Please join The Crossing for our last concert of the season.

The final new work in The Crossing’s Levine Project is by Colorado composer Paul Fowler. Like McLoskey, Fowler’s inspirations are widely and wildly varied, incorporating Buddhist philosophy, jazz, and Native American themes into an exquisite, organic, musical whole. Please click here to listen to a podcast of conductor Donald Nally speak with composer Paul Fowler.  We look back at our 2009 Celan Project with an encore performance of Kile Smith’s amazing Where flames a word (received with great acclaim at its premiere last June), as well a new work on Celan’s poetry, Norwegian composer Frank Havrøy’s intimate, fragile Psalm. Villarosa Sarialdi, by Swedish composer Thomas Jennefelt, demonstrates Jennefelt’s ingenious use of voices as orchestral instruments, inventing a ‘language’ to produce the kaleidoscope of colors he imagines. We sing a colorful work of American Lansing McLoskey and a new work by David Shapiro written for The Crossing's upcoming recording and to be premiered this evening.

Lansing McLoskey: Burning Chariots, for choir (2003)
Frank Havrøy: Psalm (2005)
Paul Fowler: Commissioned World Premiere; Breath - The Levine Project (Watch Philip Levine read his poem Breath)
Thomas Jennefelt: Villarosa Sarialdi (1997)
David Shapiro: The Years from You to Me
Encore performance: Kile Smith: Where flames a word (2009)

This project has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the
Philadelphia Music Project.

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