The Fifth Century

It's going to be a busy weekend at The Crossing! Saturday we premiere Gavin Bryars' new work written for us and PRISM saxophone quartet. The work is a beautifully elegiac series of reflections on eternity, based on texts of 17th-century metaphysical author Thomas Traherne. Written specifically for the Icebox, the sounds surround, swirl, and linger in a perfect marriage of voices and saxophones enhanced by the marvelous acoustic. And Gavin will be here to celebrate with all of us afterward.
Composer Stratis Minakakis with The Crossing

The next morning, we head into the recording studio to make sure this historic occasion -- a first collaboration of PRISM and The Crossing, a first work for us from Gavin -- is not lost to memory, but rather is set down for the future; we'll be at Gould Hall at Lenfest Hall at The Curtis Institute all day Sunday, recording this wonderful work. Sometime soon it will be available through our label innova records.



Coming up
July 17-18 Recording of the music of Gregory Brown for PARMA records.
July 25/26 John Luther Adams' Sila: The Breath of the World, world premiere at Lincoln Center Out of Doors


Did you miss Month of Moderns I? Watch and listen here!


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MoM III: July 12 at 7pm
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The Crossing | | |
8855 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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

Remaining Concerts...
6th Annual Month of Moderns Festival

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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