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Black Angels and Secrets
with the Daedalus Quartet

Friday - 8:00pm (ET)
January 13, 2017

Penn Museum
3260 South St Philadelphia PA 19104
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Join us for an evening with Philadelphia’s Daedalus Quartet in the Penn Museum’s breathtaking Chinese Rotunda. Experience the demonic brilliance and visionary beauty of George Crumb’s “Black Angels: Thirteen Images of the Dark Land for Electric String Quartet” as string sounds, chanting, eerie glass harmonicas, and gongs resonate under the 90 foot dome of the Museum’s Rotunda. Join in the whispering creation of Scott Ordway’s crowd-interactive archaeological soundscape “Tonight We Tell the Secrets of the World”, commissioned by the Penn Museum. And open your ears to the evening with a new work by Joshua Hey.

Joshua Hey: lens flare from Alpha Centauri (2017)
Daedalus commission and world premiere

George Crumb: Black Angels: Thirteen Images of the Dark Land (1970)
for electric string quartet

Scott Ordway: Tonight we tell the Secrets of the World (2016)
A whisper play for soprano voice, alto saxophone, string ensemble, lighting design, and 150 whispered voices
Ah Young Hong, soprano
Aaron Stewart, alto saxophone
Blake Espy, violin
Veronica Jurkiewicz, viola
Anne Peterson, double bass

This event is a co-presentation of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Department of Music, and Bowerbird.

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