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Concert Review: The Crossing’s MONTH OF MODERNS 3 – The Arc in the Sky

Sad it was to conclude the MONTH OF MODERNS as the Crossing Choir fell silent about 65 minutes after starting Kile Smith’s setting of the words and poems of Robert Lax. Sad because this chamber choir and its conductor, Donald Nally, are so enthusiastic about new music you can feel it when they perform and… Continue reading Concert Review: The Crossing’s MONTH OF MODERNS 3 – The Arc in the Sky

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Concert Review: The Crossing’s MONTH OF MODERNS 2: Voyages

Concerts like this are magical – something really worked for both settings of the enigmatic poem, Voyages, by Hart Crane. At the pre-concert lecture, Robert Convery told us he set the entire poem in eight days. On the score, he had noted the date June 16, 1993, twenty-five years and one day prior to the… Continue reading Concert Review: The Crossing’s MONTH OF MODERNS 2: Voyages

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Concert Review: The Crossing’s MONTH OF MODERNS 1: a house

A rehearsal was still in progress at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill on Germantown Avenue ten minutes before the start of the preconcert lecture, but the 26-page program, a polished work in itself, provided ample entertainment as we took seats in the chapel for the preconcert lecture. Donald Nally strode in just in time,… Continue reading Concert Review: The Crossing’s MONTH OF MODERNS 1: a house