View Season Brochure

The Consolation of Apollo (world premiere)

The Consolation of Apollo
The Little Match Girl Passion

Kile Smith: The Consolation of Apollo (world premiere)
David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion

Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 8pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 8pm 
Institute for Advanced Study
1 Einstein Dr, Princeton, NJ 08540
See www.ias.edu for tickets 

Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 5pm
The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 


Saturday, January 3, 2015 @ 8pm
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 

Sunday, January 4, 2015 @ 4pm
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803

David Lang's minimalist passion, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, has become a signature work of The Crossing. Immediate, stark, beautiful, it contemplates the value of recognizing the suffering of others.  Lang's work is so iconic, we commissioned a companion piece from Kile Smith whose libretto offers an unlikely, brilliant pairing: Boethius’ sixth-century musings on man and beast, and transcripts of the historic Christmas Eve 1968 broadcast of Apollo 8 astronauts reading Genesis.  Smith considers in music what we are and what we can be, how the earthbound free their imagination in flight.

with generous support from Eric Owens, The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, The Chestnut Hill Community Fund, and the Edward T. Cone Concert Series at Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study

Click here to download the program.