The Crossing: Month of Moderns II
Date: June 16, 2011
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Donald Nally, conductor
Month of Moderns II
Saturday June 18 at 8pm
with Tempesta di Mare Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill -- Philadelphia, PA
Kile Smith: The Waking Sun - world premiere
Kamran Ince: Thyestes - world premiere
Gabriel Jackson - Not no faceless angel
World premieres are part of The Crossing's SENECA SOUNDS commissioning project - new works on the words of the Roman Stoic playwright.
Month of Moderns II continues our deep connection with Philadelphia composer Kile Smith as we sing a substantial work on texts of Seneca, compiled by the composer into a gripping and beautiful libretto: The Waking Sun, written for Baroque instruments and choir. Tempesta di Mare will join us for this important event. We will sing the world premiere of Turkish/American composer Kamran Ince's Seneca Sounds commission, and Gabriel Jackson's extraordinary Not no faceless angel: Another photograph to put on a shelf (2006), for choir, cello and flute - featuring Mimi Stillman, Philly favorite and Artistic Director of Dolce Suono and Eve Miler, cellist for Tempesta di Mare.
Read the program notes for this concert here.
Read our review of Month of Moderns I in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.