Saturday, June 18

In Concert at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill - Directions

Month of Moderns II, Saturday, June 18, continues our deep connection with Philadelphia composer Kile Smith as we sing a substantial work on texts of Seneca, compiled by the composer into a gripping and beautiful libretto: The Waking Sun, written for Baroque instruments and choir.  Tempesta di Mare will join us for this important local event.  We will sing the world premiere of Turkish/American composer Kamran Ince's Seneca Sounds commission, and Gabriel Jackson's extraordinary Not no faceless angel: Another photograph to put on a shelf (2006), for choir, cello and flute - featuring Mimi Stillman, Philly favorite and Artistic Director of Dolce Suono.

Don't miss: our upcoming CD release with Kile Smith's Where flames a word, written and premiered by The Crossing - also, Gabriel Jackson's world premiere June 5.

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Seneca Sounds has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project.

This project was supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through its regional arts funding partnership, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA). State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

Additional support of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Partnership in Southeastern Pennsylvania is provided by PECO.

Month of Moderns 2011 is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This project is supported in part by the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter.