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Photo Credit: Du Ping Lo
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Photo Credit: Christian Stewart
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Donald Nally

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Donald Nally

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Michael Gordon: Anonymous Man - mvt 2

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John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Holy Wind - 7. The Hour of the Doves

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Caroline Shaw: To The Hands - III. Her beacon-hand beckons

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Ted Hearne - Ripple

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Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Ad Genua

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David T. Little: Dress in Magic Amuletes, dark from my feet

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protect yourself from infection – The Crossing / David Lang

The Crossing
Donald Nally, conductor
learn more at
music by David Lang
words from a 1918 U.S. government document,
with the names of Philadelphians who fell victim to the influenza of 1918
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"To The West" - from Montaña (Michael Gordon)

"To The West" - from Montaña
by Michael Gordon
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First Look: “Fire in my mouth”

On January 24–26 Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic premiered Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe’s "Fire in my mouth," part of "New York Stories: Threads of Our City." Here is a glimpse of the theatrical and multimedia elements of "Fire in my mouth," with visual and scenic design by Jeff Sugg, costume design by Márion Talán, sound design by Mark Grey, and directed by Anne Kauffman.
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Conductor Donald Nally brings The Crossing to Northwestern

Conducted by Bienen School director of choral organizations Donald Nally, the Grammy Award-winning professional chamber choir makes its Chicago debut on March 16th, 2018 with a recent commission from Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon.
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Anonymous Man Promo - The Crossing

Michael Gordon
A concert length work for 24 voices
Commissioned by The Crossing
Premiered in Philadelphia on July 1, 2017
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John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Holy Wind (promo trailer)

AVAILABLE NOW. Order or stream the album, featuring The Crossing.
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Empire of Crystal (from Jeff Quartets) - Benjamin C.S. Boyle

Benjamin C.S. Boyle's Jeff Quartet, Empire of Crystal, premiered in July 2016.
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'Seven Responses' Short Documentary

'Seven Responses' is The Crossing's largest project to date. Seven composers, composing responses to the seven cantatas of Buxtehude's 'Membra jesu nostri.' Here's a glimpse at how The Crossing did it.
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2015 Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award - The Crossing

Chorus America's 2015 Margaret Hillis Award goes to The Crossing, led by conductor Donald Nally.
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"Sila" Montage

"Sila: The Breath of the World" - John Luther Adams (b. 1953; USA)
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The Month of Moderns 2013: The Gulf (between you and me)

The Gulf (between you and me), a major project that has taken years of planning, brought together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love.
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Voices of Composers at The Crossing

Listen to composers commissioned for The Crossing's 2011 Month of Moderns project "Seneca Sounds" discuss their work and their experience with The Crossing.

Gabriel Jackson's According to Seneca
Kile Smith's The Waking Sun
Ēriks Ešenvalds' Seneca's Zodiac
Mark Winges' The Assembling Landscape
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Rigwreck - Jackson

"Rigwreck" - Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962, UK)

The Crossing gives the world premiere of Gabriel Jackson's "Rigwreck" on the third concert of our fifth annual Month of Moderns Festival at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill on June 30th, 2013.
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The Crossing Chronicles, Vol. 1: David Lang on setting words to music

Composer David Lang speaks with Donald Nally about the poetry of Philip Levine and his thoughts regarding the setting of poetry to music.
Video Type: YouTube