An explosion reverberates throughout a city's past and future.
Ars Nova Workshop will commission a work from composer/performer Lea Bertucci entitled “Axis: Philadelphia,” dealing with a massive explosion in June at the largest oil-processing plant on the East Coast. The facility, until recently owned by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), is located in a densely populated section of Philadelphia, occupying more than two square miles. The impact of the plant’s long history in the city—environmentally, economically, and catastrophically— reaches back to 1905. This most recent fire resulted in an explosion that sent metal fragments flying—one of them of about 38,000 lbs., approximately the size of a fully loaded Greyhound bus, flew across the Schuylkill River and landed on the opposite bank.
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival
Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online
San Antonio Botanical Garden