As part of its project Departure and Discovery: New Directions at the Apex of Creativity, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will hold a panel discussion exploring the effect that accumulated knowledge and experience has on artistic creation. Led by Gregg Whiteside, former classical music host for WQXR, the panel will feature musicologist Christoph Wolff, music critic Allan Kozinn, writer Lewis H. Lapham, and behavioral scientist Dr. Daniel Gottlieb.
Departure and Discovery: New Directions at the Apex of Creativity is a concert series featuring three performances providing new insights into the forms of expression found in the late stages of the lives of nine great composers, including Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert.
Claudia La Rocco’s work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary collaborations and performances. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, La Rocco also teaches at Stanford University.
Composer/conductor Rand Steiger’s compositions have been performed and commissioned by many leading ensembles and organizations.
Clearfield creates deep, emotive musical languages that she says, “synthesize disparate elements into a musical whole,” in works that explore themes ranging from freedom and oppression, to ancient cultures, religion, health, and technology.
The first multi-concert retrospective of Julius Eastman, an African American composer who was active internationally in the 1970s and 80s, but who died at age 49, will include rarely-performed works that showcase the composer’s broad compositional practice.
The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival offers a free master class with dancer Rosario Toledo.
FringeArts hired consultants to develop a major gifts campaign that significantly increased individual giving and the FringeArts festival’s major donor pool.
Cynthia Oliver is a New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”)-winning choreographer whose work has been presented nationally and internationally.
David Scott Kessler’s (Pew Fellow, 2015) work combines film, installation, writing, performance, and drawing in a constantly-shifting exploration of place.
Philadelphia’s own Pig Iron Theatre Company premieres their Center-funded, Charles Ludlam-inspired piece at the prestigious Humana Festival in Louisville, KY.
In the first iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, Philadelphia’s Headlong Dance Theater examines artistic process in collaboration with choreographer Tere O’Connor.
Carol Antrom is a musician and a 1999 Pew Fellow.
New Paradise Laboratories is an experimental performance ensemble that explores radical means to bend conventional ideas of theater.