Major Projects

TURBINE – World premiere 2015

TURBINE Google gallery
  • Site specific collaboration with Leah Stein Dance Company at the Fairmount Water Works
  • “it’s hard to imagine that anyone walked away from Turbine unchanged.” David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “After the last mingling of performers and audience on the plaza, we left transformed, released into the surroundings and suddenly seeing the colors of dusk as more saturated, the sounds more crisp, and every movement as a signal.” Miriam Seidel

St. Matthew Passion Bach | Mendelssohn – North American premiere – 2015

St. Matthew Passion project website
  • Mendelssohn Club’s largest production and audience in recent history
  • “the “Be near me, Lord, when dying,” sung after Christ’s death, was sung with beautiful color and moving restraint.” David Patrick Stearns – Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “The large-scale version was just as intense and dramatic as the smaller, more historically accurate performances I’ve heard.” Tom Purdom – Broad Street Review


anthracite fields – world premiere 2014

anthracite fields project website
  • Pulitzer Prize in music, Julia Wolfe – 2015
  • “Anthracite Fields has all the guts of any Wolfe piece, but may be her most attractive work yet. At least, that’s how it sounded in the Mendelssohn Club’s solid performance under Alan Harler.” David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “Wolfe – and the performers and production designers who helped bring “Anthracite Fields” to life – got it exactly right. “It was just so captivating,” Powell said. “It did a lot for our heritage here in northeastern Pennsylvania.”” Associated Press