The Crossing: Month of Moderns III
Date: June 24, 2011
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Donald Nally, conductor
Month of Moderns III
Sunday, June 26 4PM
with Scott Dettra, organ
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia
Tickets and information at www.crossingchoir.com
Ēriks Ešenvalds: Seneca's Zodiac - world premiere
Eriks will be at the concert - come and meet him at the reception following!
Maija Einfelde: At the edge of the Earth
Peter Vasks: Māte saule
Tarik O'Regan: I saw him standing
Gabrial Jackson: Lux mortuorum: crystal points tug on million year filaments
Month of Moderns III, Sunday, June 26, brings us two major Latvian composers: Ēriks Ešenvalds, with his first American world premiere - for Seneca Sounds - and Maija Einfelde, whose At the edge of the Earth (Pie zemes tālās) (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 our 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.
Come. Hear. Now.