New choral work for The Crossing and the Jenks School

JenksPlayground

Children’s Park at Jenks School

Thrilling to be asked to work with The Crossing again, this time with the exciting poet Ryan Eckes in educational outreach with the John Story Jenks School in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.

Ryan, members of The Crossing, and I will visit with students during this spring and next year to share about the creative process. This will culminate in a poem which will be set to music for The Crossing and Jenks students to perform.

Thanks to the Chestnut Hill Community Fund, the Presser Foundation, the Jenks School, its visionary faculty, and of course to The Crossing—Donald Nally, Steven Gearhart, and all (getting ready for their L.A. Philharmonic debut next month)—for making this great idea come alive. I can’t wait to work with Ryan and the students. Thanks to the wonderful Crossing family!

(A fort! Is that a great playground or what? Built and maintained by the community.)

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