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The Month of Moderns 2: in search of ourselves

  • Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill 8855 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19118 United States

an evening of world premieres by Brown, Fujikura, Minakakis

Saturday, June 24 @ 8pm

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Who is the third who walks always beside you?

The U.S. premiere of a work by Dai Fujikura and a greatly expanded version of Efstratios Minakakis’ breathtaking Crossings (2015) – his musical response to the experience of observing Syrian refugees on the Isle of Lesbos – are balanced with a major new work of Gregory Brown, un/bodying/s. The work explores the history of the displaced populations of Quabbin, the Swift River Valley in Western Massachusetts: the Native Americans moved by incoming Europeans, and then those Europeans relocated by the State when creating the massive reservoir that supplies Boston with water. Gregory and librettist Todd Hearon tell these stories from a variety of perspectives, including the history of the wildlife that, like the human refugees, have fled and since returned to this troubled land.