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The Crossing

In a House Besieged

March 27, 2022
Saint Mark's Church
PLA Presents
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Event Location: Saint Mark's Church, 1625 Locust Street

“Brilliant organist” (Dallas Morning News) Scott Dettra joins the “adventurous, fiercely talented choir,” (The New York Times) The Crossing, for the world premiere of Stacy Garrop’s In a House Besieged. With a fragmented libretto of Lydia Davis’ writings, the work reflects the troubled world of her stories in which destruction is everywhere yet elusive. The program also includes Lansing McCloskey’s The Memory of Rain, a piece based on poems by 2011 U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine, as well as Salve Regina by the Estonian spiritual minimalist, Arvo Pärt.

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Come early for a pre-show talk with The Crossing's Donald Nally and composer Stacy Garrop.



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In a House Besieged is based on stories by Lydia Davis, which were originally published in her story collections, BREAK IT DOWN, ALMOST NO MEMORY and VARIETIES OF DISTURBANCE, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Photo credit: Becky Oehlers Photography