Final “Month of the Moderns” Gulf Concert


Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 4pm
Month of Moderns III

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

Gabriel JacksonRigwreck
Santa Ratniece: Saline
John Cage: Four 2
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After his visit during MoM 2011, the singers of The Crossing were so enamored of British composer Gabriel Jackson that we set about engaging this internationally-recognized composer for a very special event. Gabriel will compose the third and final installment of Pierre Joris’ poem cycle for The Gulf (between you and me); this promises to be an important evening for The Crossing, as we sing in Gabriel’s thoroughly engaging musical language.

To round out our introduction of Santa Ratniece’s work, Saline sonically explores the depths and thoughts of a great salt lake; her expansive compositional mind offers an unimaginably creative, emotional description.  As we celebrate the completion of our Fifth Annual Month of Moderns Festival we look to our past and present two audience favorites, James MacMillan’s Gallant Weaver, and Jonathan Dove’s In Beauty May I Walk. And, finally, the season closes as we began, with a late work of great interest by that controversial patriarch of modern and postmodern music, John Cage.

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Major Support for MoM 2013 Has Been Provided By:
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage & Knight Foundation

 The Crossing – 8855 Germantown Ave. – Philadelphia, PA 19118

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