The Crossing unveils 2022-23 season with collaborations with the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic
The Crossing has unveiled its 2022-23 season, titled “Cultivate/Curate”.
The season will feature a number of high profile collaborations and premieres.
“The Crossing has commissioned a number of works dealing with our relationship with the land, our concern and carelessness in the conservation and stewardship of the responsibilities incumbent upon us as the most innovative and diverse species. murderer of the planet,” The Crossing bandleader Donald Nally said in an official press release issued by the company. “This season brings these themes together in a joyful, thoughtful and exploratory way, through two concerts in the open fields of a Bucks County farm and new works by Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, George Lewis, Jennifer Higdon, John Luther Adams and Julia Wolfe – all focused on the earth, its creatures and its health.
The season opens with “Walking the Farm; a progressive gig” in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The showcase will take viewers through five stations around a farm where they will listen to music while enjoying food and drink with other attendees. The showcase will include new music by George Lewis as well as works by Kirsten Broberg and David Shapiro, among others.
Performance dates: September 17 and 18, 2022
Next, The Crossing will collaborate with cellist Maya Beiser for a performance of Gordon’s “A Guide to Nicaragua” at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall.
Performance dates: November 16 and 17, 2022
This will be followed by the annual “The Crossing @ Christmas” showcase featuring works by Caroline Shaw and Mason Bates.
Performance dates: December 6 and 18, 2022
To kick off the new year, the company will present a world premiere by Jennifer Higdon as well as music by composer-in-residence Ayanna Woods, among others.
Performance dates: February 24 to 28, 2023
The Crossing then joins forces with the PRISM string quartet for a world premiere by Martin Bresnick entitled “Self-Portrait, Unfinished”.
Performance dates: March 24, 2023
The company will then present “Vespers of the Blessed Land” by John Luther Adams in collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The showcase will take place at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center and Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
Performance dates: March 30 – April 2, 2023
The next step is a collaboration with the New York Philharmonic. Both organizations will premiere “Unearth” by Julia Wolfe.
Performance dates: June 1 to 3, 2023
The season concludes with the world premiere of Ted Hearne’s “Farming,” which will take place at King Oaks Farm.
Performance dates: June 22 – 25, 2023
There will be an additional showcase in July/August 2023 which has yet to be announced.