Grants

Color Theory

1/2: The PRISM Quartet. Photo by Jon Rohrer.
2/2: The PRISM Quartet. Photo by Jon Rohrer.

The PRISM Quartet creates and performs music that places the saxophone in unexpected contexts, charting fresh musical territory that challenges audiences. For Color Theory, PRISM will commission new works by Guggenheim Fellow Steven Mackey and Berlin prize recipient Ken Ueno, which will pair the saxophone with a wide range of percussion instruments, in order to investigate the concept of “musical color.” PRISM will partner with PARTCH, an ensemble devoted to American composer and musical instrument builder Harry Partch (1901–74), and Brooklyn-based ensemble Sō Percussion, for Color Theory concerts at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. These concerts will be broadcast live on WWFM and a follow-up audio recording will be available on Innova Records. The project will also include panel discussions that examine color theory across disciplines; a Harry Partch lecture and instrument-making workshop; a composer symposium at the Curtis Institute of Music; and family workshops at the Free Library.

The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival offers a free master class with flamenco master Pastora Galván.

Osby is an award-winning contemporary jazz musician, a 2012 Pew Fellow, and the recipient of such honors as a Doris Duke Composition Fellowship and the Chamber Music America Composers Award.

In the third and final entry in her series on the Center website, dance scholar Linda Caruso Haviland shares her thoughts on restaging, reconstruction, reenactment, and reconstruction in dance.

Miranda Cuckson teaches violin at Mannes College The New School for Music and directs the not-for-profit music organization Nunc, which she founded in 2007.

Network for New Music brought renowned composer John Harbison to Philadelphia for a week-long mini-festival that celebrated his career of classical- and jazz-inspired chamber music.

Hip-hop artists and scholars will explore and unpack the experience of racism through music and lyrics.

Choreographer and director David Gordon will participate in three public rehearsals as he develops POLITICAL SHENANIGANS: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler.

This month in Fellows Friday news: Uri Caine receives rave reviews for his Philadelphia Freedom Festival commission, Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib’s exhibition at Locks Gallery is a Critics’ Pick on Artforum, and much more.

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A conductor of opera and of choral-and-orchestral works, Robert Porco has been the director of choruses for the Cleveland Orchestra since 1998.

In anticipation of Marshall Allen’s performance at Ars Nova Workshop’s New Paths Festival, we’re pleased to share this article, originally published in Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World.

Crossroads Music presented a 24-hour marathon concert of Hindustani (North Indian classical) music, featuring leading musicians from India and the United States.

As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.

Cynthia Ling Lee is a contemporary choreographer who draws on both postmodern and North Indian classical kathak training in her dance making.

Guillermo Brown is a musician, multidisciplinary performer, and producer/composer in New York City.

Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation in May 2011 as the vice president of historic sites, providing leadership to staff of the National Trust’s historic sites.

Founded in 1910, iHouse presents cultural programs in the areas of music, exhibitions, and cinema—the latter being its flagship program.

Member-run artist collective Vox Populi will launch a curatorial fellowship program dedicated to performance art, hosting five curatorial fellows in total over a period of two years.

In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.

“Extraordinary Indian classical dancer” Sarukkai performed at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, a Center-funded concert presented by Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society.

Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society, presented this three-part series in collaboration with the Painted Bride Art Center.

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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John King is a composer, guitarist, and violist and the recipient of the 2009 Alpert Award in the Arts for Music.

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Violinist Jennifer Koh has performed worldwide with leading orchestras and conductors, and she is on the faculty at NYUs Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) presented two concerts by an intergenerational roster of artists, representing several significant strands of blues music.

Dolce Suono Ensemble, founded by flutist Mimi Stillman in 2005, presents highly acclaimed chamber music concerts in Philadelphia and on tour.