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.
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As the artistic consultant to the Roundabout Theatre Company and as a Tony Award-winning producer, Robyn Goodman is widely recognized for discovering and supporting influential artists early in their careers.
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Experimental theater artist Romeo Castellucci speaks with Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Carlos Basualdo about his training, art history, performance art, the use of the image in theater, and more.
Built in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous prison in the world. For more than a decade, the prison has had an active contemporary art program.
WRTI spoke with Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser about the company’s final offering of the 2012–13 season.
Tempesta di Mare performed for ATB soli and chamber ensemble at Old St. Joseph’s Church and the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, both in Philadelphia.
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The Center’s 2014 Year in Review celebrates a spectacular year of innovative cultural presentations and stimulating discussions.
The Philadelphia Singers is a professional choral ensemble with a commitment to preserving and strengthening America’s rich choral heritage.