The 21st Century Consort, award-winning contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution for three decades, embarks on its sixth season at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall presents a season of new music and high drama. On April 20: Music that moves from the dark of night to the dancing light of dawn, in a program calculated for challenge and choreographed to move. George Crumb’s staged, classic NIGHT OF THE FOUR MOONS - an environmental manifesto (protesting human incursion into the moon’s ecosystem of myth) is companion to dance music from a variety of composers’ for the dance of our imaginations, including the music of Derek Bermel (Mulatash Stomp), David Froom's To Dance to the Whistling Wind, featuring flutist Aaron Goldman, Donald Crockett's Dawn Dance (premiere), and others. 4pm discussion with the composers precedes the concert - Tickets $20 also include a post-concert reception.