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Italian Voices In Music & Poetry

Sun Fractal

Music of Bruno Bettinelli & Salvatore Sciarrino

Saturday, November 9 @ 8pm
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

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The Crossing began its musical "journey" to Italy last evening and we could not be more excited about this concert!

Italy holds a special place in many of our singers' hearts after spending numerous summers in Italy singing at the Spoleto Festival. It was then our great fortune to return there in the summer of 2007 with a fledgeling ensemble that had recently made its premiere in Philadelphia - The Crossing!

While the individual pieces are certainly evocative of that ancient and wonderful culture, the programming itself is a small journey in and of itself. The experience begins at night with Bettinelli's O notte and Yannay's brilliant exploration of insomnia and the sounds of bells in an otherwise quiet Italian village, Le Campane di Leopardi. We then introduce Philadelphia to Salvatore Sciarrino and his fervent evening prayer Responsorio della Tenebrae. The magic of Bettinelli's youthful and joyous Madrigali a 5 voce takes us towards dawn with Stephen Paulus' Madrigali de Michelangelo. As dawn breaks with Bettinelli's Sia calma: "sento sul braccio - il soffio carezzevole di maggio - e il tuo tocco lieve" - one feels upon the arm the caressing breath of May, and your light touch...     

Don't miss this journey. Buy you tickets NOW!

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

Italian voices in music & poetry
Bruno Bettinelli & Salvatore Sciarrino
Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 8pm
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

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

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