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Past Events

The Tower

The Tower

Philadelphia, PA
Are we called today to pacifism or activism?What do we protect, the integrity of capitalism or the health of the community? These questions lie at the root of poems by Thomas Merton, Denise Levertov, and Keith Garebian. Set by Gregory Spears, this new 30-minute work for strings and choir asks us...
Saturday, October 27 2018 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

The Arc in the Sky

The Arc in the Sky

Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 30 at 8pmThe Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Kile Smith's The Arc in the Sky (world premiere) Though Kile Smith has written several uniquely idiomatic works for us, we have long awaited this concert-length unaccompanied evening of music, setting journal entries and poems of ...
Saturday, June 30 2018 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

Voyages

Voyages

Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 17 at 4pmThe Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Benjamin C.S. Boyle’s Voyages (world premiere)Robert Convery’s Voyages We explore two stylistically diverse settings of one of the great poem cycles of the 20th century – Hart Crane’s masterpiece, Voyages. Robert Convery’s elegiac 1...
Sunday, June 17 2018 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

a house

a house

Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 9 at 8pmThe Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill "Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established..." Rooted in the need to speak about our political environment, we usher in summer and our Month of Moderns festival with a concert of thought-provoking, tim...
Saturday, June 9 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

The Crossing @ Christmas

The Crossing @ Christmas

Philadelphia, PA
The Crossing @ Christmas sings of motherhood from the perspective of home, looking out across the landscapes and timespans over which our children must travel.  Poignant reflections on the Nativity are interspersed with contemporary works by Gavin Bryars, Gabriel Jackson, Robert Convery, and Toiv...
Sunday, December 17 2017 5:00 PM 6:30 PM

the national anthems

the national anthems

Philadelphia, PA
David Lang’s the national anthemsCaroline Shaw’s To the HandsTed Hearne’s Consent Caroline’s 2016 Seven Responses study on displacement and immigration is balanced with David’s meditation on the nature of national anthems: “I had the idea that if I looked carefully at every national anthem I mig...
Monday, November 13 2017 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

MoM 3 2017: Anonymous Man

MoM 3 2017: Anonymous Man

Philadelphia, PA
Anonymous Man is a concert-length work from Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon. The text is drawn from real life—Gordon's experiences living in a changing neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, meeting his future wife (the composer Julia Wolfe), raising a family, and especially encounters with two h...
Saturday, July 1 2017 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

MoM 2 2017: in search of ourselves

MoM 2 2017: in search of ourselves

Philadelphia, PA
An evening of world premieres by Brown, Fujikura, Minakakis 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...
Saturday, June 24 2017 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

MoM 1 2017: 'mid the steep sky's commotion

MoM 1 2017: 'mid the steep sky's commotion

Philadelphia, PA
‘mid the steep sky’s commotion (world premiere)by Joshua Stamper ‘mid the steep sky’s commotion is the second chapter of Joshua Stamper’s four-part Elements series, exploring the enigmatic and impenetrable quality of wind, its singular and intimate relationship to the detritus of a city, and the...
Sunday, June 11 2017 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

Zealot Canticles

Zealot Canticles

Philadelphia, PA
Based on Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka’s Twelve Canticles for the Zealot – a strangely beautiful and terrifying look into the minds of fanatics – Lansing’s Zealot Canticles is a concert-length choral ‘oratorio’ for clarinet, string quartet, and choir. Soyinka’s texts and Lansing’s response...
Sunday, March 19 2017 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

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