The Month of Moderns 2018 
New Music. Ancient Art.

"...unerring performers, the superb Philadelphia choir The Crossing, directed by Donald Nally" -The New Yorker

So they sang, in sweet utterance, and the heart
Within me desired to listen, and I signaled my
Companions to set me free, nodding with my brows,
But they leaned on and rowed hard...
-- Odyssey , Book 12: The Cattle of the Sun

The Month of Moderns 2018
our ninth annual festival of new music

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Join us on the lawn after each concert for an informal reception welcoming the composers - let's talk about what we're hearing!
Month of Moderns 1:  a house
Saturday, June 9 at 8pm

Rooted in the need to speak about our political environment, we usher in our Month of Moderns festival with a concert of thought-provoking, timely music for strings, percussion, piano and choir.

Pre-concert talk with Donald, Ellis, and Alex at 7pm

David Lang statement to the court 
David Lang a house 
David Lang just (after song of songs) 
Alex Berko Lincoln 
Pēteris Vasks The fruit of silence 
Ellis Ludwig-Leone Who What When Where Why ( world premiere
Month of Moderns 2: Voyages
Sunday, June 17 at 4pm

We explore two stylistically diverse settings of one of the great poem cycles of the 20th century - Hart Crane's masterpiece, Voyages. 

Pre-concert talk with Donald, Robert, and Benjamin at 3pm.

Benjamin C.S. Boyle Voyages ( world premiere)
Robert Convery Voyages

Join us after the concert for our 2018-2019 season announcement and celebration
Month of Moderns 3: 
The Arc in the Sky
Saturday, June 30 at 8pm

A concert-length unaccompanied work from Kile Smith, setting journal entries and poems of the enigmatic Robert Lax in search of his own spirituality and art.
Pre-concert talk with Donald and Kile at 7pm

Kile Smith The Arc in the Sky ( world premiere)
Come. Hear. Now.

Artwork © 2017 Benoît Trimborn. All rights reserved.
Art used by kind permission of Benoit Trimborn and Hugo Galerie, New York