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The Crossing on WRTI: The Third 'Month of Moderns' Concert, Oct. 5, 3:30 PM

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PRISM Quartet

Join us Sunday, October 5th at 3:30 pm for The Crossing chamber choir's third and final concert in their Sixth Annual Month of Moderns Festival, recorded live at The Icebox at Crane Arts Center in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.

The Crossing is joined by the PRISM (Saxophone) Quartet in a world premiere by composer Gavin Bryars. Donald Nally conducts.

Known for evocative texts in sparse, pensive settings, Bryars' music has been described as “both uplifting and emotionally draining in equal measure." - (The Guardian). Rounding out the program are two contrasting works: the exuberant Hymns from the Western Coast (2009) of Estonian Tõnu Kõrvits, and the fascinatingly beautiful micro-tonal fantasia on Monteverdi motets by Greek composer Statis Minakakis, Monteverdi Responsories (2008).

Program:?

Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century (world premiere), with PRISM Quartet?

Stratis Minakakis: Monteverdi Responsories (2008)

?Tõnu Kõrvits: Hymns from the Western Coast (2009)