THE CROSSING @ Tinworks Art
Saturday, July 27 @ 4:30pm
Tinworks Art, 719 N. Ida Avenue, Bozeman, Montana
All tickets have been reserved, but we encourage you to join the waitlist.
Tickets are free, but there is limited seating.
Performed in Chris Fraser’s light installation, Asterisms.
Presented in partnership with the Aoide Chamber Singers and Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, we bring Kile Smith’s The Arc in the Sky to Tinworks Art.
“It seems to me to be the perfect piece to bring to this transitioning place, to remind us that our history is not in buildings or even in plots of land that humans imagine we can 'own'; it is always in the lives lived by the people, and the animals, and the plants that have graced this piece of earth.”
— Donald Nally, Conductor
Kile Smith’s The Arc in the Sky was commissioned by The Crossing and premiered in June 2018 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. A concert-length work written for unaccompanied choir, The Arc in the Sky sets texts by the enigmatic Robert Lax. “As soon as I read Lax, I knew I wanted to set his words to music,” writes composer Kile Smith. “The ecstasy of being carried along is what I wanted to capture, the feeling not so much of a performance, or of listening to a performance, but of performers and listeners together being caught up in something bigger than them all.”