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Collaborating with Composers in "My Ears Are Open" podcast

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Crossing's conductor, Donald Nally speaks with Jim Holt, host of "My Ears are Open," a series of conversations with conductors, performers, and composers about commissioning projects.  Jim asks a series of questions - designed as advice for composers - about Donald and The Crossing's experiences commissioning and singing world premieres.  The discussion touches on the process of commissioning, setting boundaries, encouraging creativity, familiarity with the commissioning ensemble, and working with composers Paul Fowler, Gabriel Jackson, Eriks Esenvalds Kile Smith as well as Pulitzer Prize laureates David Lang and Lewis Spratlan.
The Crossing is a award-winning professional choir of twenty-four voices in Philadelphia.  Its most recent concert, James Dillons' Nine Rivers at Columbia University's Miller Theatre with the International Contemporary Ensemble, brought accolades from the New York Times: "impressive...lush...mesmerizing."  Its next concert is November 4 at St. David's Church in Wayne, PA: the world premiere of Curt Cacioppo's Vermilion Vespers: Cantata of the Angels, featuring Scott Dettra at the organ. 
The 2011-12 season also includes world premieres of Zachary Wadsworth, Lewis Spratlan and Francis Pott with performances in Philadelphia and New York City.  
Come. Hear. Now.