The Crossing: Italian Voices In Music & Poetry
Date: November 6, 2013
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Donald Nally, Conductor
Italian Voices In Music & Poetry
Music of Bruno Bettinelli & Salvatore Sciarrino
Saturday, November 9 @ 8pm
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
“Refined and considered....with a passionate spirituality” – that’s how the Philadelphia Inquirer describes the musical world of Bruno Bettinelli – youthful and romantic, yet written in the composer’s eighties, his madrigals navigate all emotions and speak to all listeners. To balance, we introduce Salvatore Sciarrino’s music, which combines the expressionistic influence of Berio with modern minimalism.
And to conclude, the insightful words of revered Italian poets Michelangelo and Leopardi are heard in settings by Stephen Paulus and Yehuda Yannay respectively.
Come. Hear. Now.