You are here

The Crossing with Donald Nally Conductor & Dublin Guitar Quartet Performance

The Crossing with Donald Nally, Conductor, and Dublin Guitar Quartet
Classical Series

Date & Price

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Exhibition Hall


Reserved Seating: $39

Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators: $33*


Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission


Tickets limited. Sell out likely.

Featuring the work How Little You Are by Nico Muhly, arranged by Brian Bolger and Dublin Guitar Quartet

2022 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Choral Performance

Choir and classical guitar reach new heights as The Crossing with Donald Nally, Conductor, and Dublin Guitar Quartet take the stage. Committed to making and recording new works for choir that expand ways of writing for, singing in, and listening to choir music, Grammy Award-winning professional chamber choir The Crossing features nearly 110 commissioned premieres, many of which address social, environmental, and political issues. The first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music, Dublin Guitar Quartet works to expand the guitar repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces. 

Listen to The Crossing

More about The Crossing

The Crossing is a Grammy Award-winning professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally. Dedicated to new music, The Crossing is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir that explore and expand ways of writing for choir, singing in choir, and listening to music for choir. Many of its nearly 110 commissioned premieres address social, environmental, and political issues.

The Crossing collaborates with some of the world’s most accomplished ensembles and artists, as well as the world’s most prestigious venues and presenters, and holds an annual residency at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana, where they are working on an extensive, multi-year project with composer Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison. 

With a commitment to recording its commissions, The Crossing has issued 21 releases, receiving two Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance (2018, 2019), and five Grammy nominations. The Crossing, with Donald Nally, was the American Composers Forum’s 2017 Champion of New Music. They were the recipients of the 2015 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, and the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America.

Recently, The Crossing has expanded its choral presentation to film, working with Four/Ten Media, in-house sound designer Paul Vazquez of Digital Mission Audio Services, visual artists Brett Snodgrass and Steven Bradshaw, and composers David Lang and Michael Gordon on live and animated versions of new and existing works.

Find out more on their website.

Listen to the Dublin Guitar Quartet

More about the Dublin Guitar Quartet

Described by The Irish Times as “a quartet with a difference,” the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin Guitar Quartet has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire.

With the help of eight- and eleven-string guitars, the quartet has created an original catalogue of arrangements by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, and György Ligeti. Dublin Guitar Quartet’s work has brought the attention of some of the world’s leading composers, including a release on Philip Glass’s Orange Mountain Music label and a new 55-minute commission by Michael Gordon. The quartet performed alongside the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Conspirare, and the Texas Guitar Quartet in a premiere of How Little You Are by Nico Muhly in in 2015.

The Dublin Guitar Quartet is developing the electric side of the guitar quartet repertoire with works like Nagoya Guitars and Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich, and a recent commission for electric guitar quartet, Amplified by Michael Gordon. The Dublin Guitar Quartet is supported by Music Network and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Find out more on their website.

*Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators receive access to the Pre-sale. If you are eligible, you have received a discount code and Pre-sale access code via direct mail or email from Longwood Gardens.

Please note, per Pennsylvania’s lifting of pandemic restrictions, indoor concerts will be at full capacity and social distancing will not be in place.