Major Support Has Been Provided By:
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
For Mr. Coleman -
The American Academy in Berlin
Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 8pm
Month of Moderns I
At The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
With special guests Toshimaru Nakamura & Ko Ishikawa
Gene Coleman: Water of the Last Moment (world premiere)
Santa Ratniece: Chu Dal (Silent Water, 2008)
Tamar Diesendruck: Other Floods (2010)
Read the Program Notes:
Philadelphia composer Gene Coleman’s 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.
Young composer Santa Ratniece has recently become the most important female composer 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.
Composer Tamar Diesendruck offers a transparent view of deconstructionism. Her setting of Giuseppe Ungaretti’s brief words moves from a fragmented landscape to a lush harmonic fullness as the words themselves fall together to reveal, ”I am illumined by immensity.”
FREE PARKING has been provided for concert-goers. Available directly across from the Cathedral; enter the open lot on 39th Street between Market and Chestnut.