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Canticles of the Holy Wind is TOMORROW.

Bird FractalCanticles of the Holy Wind
John Luther Adams
American premiere

Sunday, September 15, @ 4pm
The Icebox at Crane Arts
1400 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Ample free parking near Crane Arts: 84 spots in front of the building and easy street parking on Jefferson, American, Master and Cadwallader Streets.

Crane Arts is less than 10 miles away from Chestnut Hill, and it's located near the new hot arts hub of Northern Liberties and Fishtown.

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Visit our Kensington, Northern Liberties, Fishtown Project page.

Don't miss this major work from the composer The New Yorker calls "one of the most original thinkers of the new century," Canticles of the Holy Wind is a multi-movement, concert-length work of breadth and depth.  Co-commissioned by The Crossing and the Latvian choir Kamer, the work was acoustically designed for a space like Crane's Icebox, “an ideal tabula rasa for such ambitious collaborations” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The work expands The Crossing's body of projects that construct bridges between nature and ourselves.  In John Luther Adams' words, “My life’s work began with birds…”


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Collage of Photos from Canticles
The Crossing - Canticles of the Holy Wind
Photos: Rebecca Oehlers Photography


The Crossing
Donald Nally, Conductor
2013-2014 Season – ASTRALIS

Canticles of the Holy Wind
John Luther Adams
American premiere
Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 4pm
Icebox at Crane Arts

suoni provocamenti: Italian Voices
Bruno Bettinelli & Salvatore Sciarrino
Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 8pm
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

Crossing @ Christmas
Astralis of Wolfgang Rihm
works of Toivo Tulev and Gabriel Jackson
with David Manley, guitar and Thomas Mesa, cello
Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 8pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Chestnut Hill

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Astralis of Wolfgang Rihm
David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion
with Thomas Mesa, cello
Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 6pm

Carnegie Hall Debut
with the American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan and Donald Nally, conductors
David Lang, Statement to the Court
Ted Hearne, Ripple
Amy Kirsten, Strange Pilgrims
Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 8pm
Zankel Hall @ Carnegie Hall
Los Angeles Philharmonic Debut
with members of The Crossing
Louis Andriessen, De Materie
Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 8pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

6th Annual Month of Moderns Festival

MoM I: Ted Hearne world premiere
A new work on a text by Jena Osman
Sunday, June 15, 2014 @ 4pm
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

MoM II: The Crossing/Knight Foundation Composers Composition
three new works designed for the Icebox at Crane Arts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 7pm
Icebox at Crane Arts

MoM III: Gavin Bryars world premiere
with PRISM Saxophone Quartet
Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 7pm
Icebox at Crane Arts

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