Month of Moderns http://wrti.org en The Crossing Choir On WRTI: The First "Month of Moderns" Concert, July 14, 4 PM http://wrti.org/post/crossing-choir-wrti-first-month-moderns-concert-july-14-4-pm <p>Donald Nally conducts the first in a three-concert series recorded live in June. <em>The Gulf (between you and me)</em>, a major project that has taken years of planning, brings together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same, sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Tune in on Sunday, July 14 at 4 pm </strong>to hear the first concert in the series, recorded June 15th at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.</p><p><strong>And did you catch The Crossing's performance with The Rolling Stones on June 23rd? </strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/VpI6bSlRkDI</p><p><strong>July 14 Program:</strong><br>Gene Coleman: <em>Water of the Last Moment</em> (world premiere)<br>Santa Ratniece: <em>Chu Dal </em>(Silent Water, 2008)<br>Tamar Diesendruck: <em>Other Floods </em>(2010)</p><p><strong>With special guests Toshimaru Nakamura</strong> <strong>&amp; Ko Ishikawa</strong></p><p>Philadelphia composer <strong>Gene Coleman’s</strong> musical language is at times experimental, at other times minimal, often drawing on Japanese influences, improvisation, extended techniques, and Gene’s interest in architecture and structure to create a rich and unique sound world.</p><p align="justify">Composer <strong>Santa Ratniece</strong> has recently become one of the most important female composers in Latvia, creating some of the richest landscapes in choral music. Her works describe the deepest lakes, the bluest skies, the quietest plains in a kaleidoscope of sounds that both connects us to the subject and magnifies our distance from it.</p><p align="justify">Composer <strong>Tamar Diesendruck</strong> offers a transparent view of deconstructionism. Her setting of <strong>Giuseppe Ungaretti’s</strong> <em>brief words</em> moves from a fragmented landscape to a lush harmonic fullness as the words themselves fall together to reveal, ”I am illumined by immensity."</p><p align="justify"><a href="http://www.crossingchoir.com/Concerts_1213_TG.html" target="_blank"><strong>More information</strong></a></p><p align="justify"> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:01:32 +0000 Jack Moore 6188 at http://wrti.org The Crossing Choir On WRTI: The First "Month of Moderns" Concert, July 14, 4 PM The Crossing on ENCORE! http://wrti.org/post/crossing-encore <p>On Sunday, May 27th, from 3 to 5 pm, THE CROSSING choir will be on the air - bringing you the first concert in their 2012 Month of Moderns summer festival.</p><p>Donald Nally leads the acclaimed virtuoso choir in <em>Vermillion Vespers</em>, a new work by Haverford College Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo. It&#39;s a significant addition to&nbsp;the limited&nbsp;repertoire of concert-length works&nbsp;for choir and organ.</p><p><strong>Complete Program:</strong></p> Sun, 27 May 2012 12:03:30 +0000 Jack Moore 3892 at http://wrti.org The Crossing on ENCORE! Claes Oldenburg--The Crossing's Month of Moderns--Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary http://wrti.org/post/claes-oldenburg-crossings-month-moderns-bastille-day-eastern-state-penitentiary <p>Jim Cotter speaks with legendary pop artist Claes Oldenburg. The creator of two of Philadelphia's most iconic works of public art, he's been commissioned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to create a third.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns looks at "The Month of Moderns" - a series of concerts by the chamber choir The Crossing at the Presbyterian Church in Chestnut Hill.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits historic Eastern State Penitentiary ahead of its annual Bastille Day celebrations.</p> Fri, 09 Jul 2010 18:53:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2377 at http://wrti.org Claes Oldenburg--The Crossing's Month of Moderns--Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary