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.
Painter and 2008 Pew Fellow Anne Seidman’s practice has allowed her to explore the nature of pure painting through abstraction, suggesting friction, awkwardness, and ultimately, a sense of self.
In 2010, with Center support, Philagrafika—an organization dedicated to contemporary printmaking—organized a massive multi-venue festival.
W.D. Ehrhart is a poet and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
As part of Pasión y Arte’s Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, International House Philadelphia will host a screening of Flamenco Hoy by the celebrated film maestro Carlos Saura.
Leah Stein’s Center-funded project Battle Hymns, set to an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, was remounted in San Francisco in the spring of 2013.
Dancer and choreographer Amy Ginsburg is currently the director of dance at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
Al-Bustan will premiere two new compositions that take inspiration from Andalusian poetry, and team with Philadelphia Western music choir The Crossing for a performance that blends typically divergent traditions.
Tina Davidson is a composer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
The Crossing will commission seven of the world’s foremost composers to create new works, and will be joined in performance by early music ensemble Quicksilver Baroque and the International Contemporary Ensemble.
Dance ethnologist and anthropologist Toni Shapiro-Phim traces the legacy of Cambodian dancer and teacher Pen Sokhuon against a backdrop of historical and political changes in Cambodia.
Nichole Canuso’s TAKES, which traveled to the 3LD Art & Technology Center in New York City after its Philadelphia premiere, was covered in an article by the New York Times.
American Impresario explores the careers and contributions of leading music curators throughout the country whose creative works have profoundly influenced the field by giving listeners new ways to experience and understand music.
Anthony Fogg’s career combines performance with arts administration, and, in both aspects of his work, he is a strong champion of contemporary composers.
Through more than 100 published works and many recordings, Bernard Rands is well-established as a major figure in contemporary music.
Claire Aguilar is executive content advisor at the Independent Television Service, which funds, promotes, and distributes independently produced programming to public media.
Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the world’s leading orchestras.
Opera Philadelphia seeks to create productions of classic and new operatic works that assemble the finest international creative artists.
During its run from September 18-21, the OutBeat Festival sparked conversation and was featured across numerous new outlets.
Choreographer and director David Gordon will participate in three public rehearsals as he develops POLITICAL SHENANIGANS: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler.
FringeArts presented Lucinda Childs’s Dance at its 2010 festival and organized a film series about the life and career of Childs and collaborator Philip Glass.
Ballet répétiteurs such as Parkinson work one-on-one with dance artists to articulate and find the essence of a character or particular portrayal that becomes distinctive to their physicality.
Ben Young is a music researcher and radio host. Twenty years on the air at Columbia University’s WKCR have included continuing in-depth study of the avant-garde jazz of the 1960s.
Jazz artist Peter Brötzmann offers a solo performance inspired by the German Society’s Horner Library.
FringeArts will present the United States premiere of After the Rehearsal/Persona by director Ivo van Hove and his Dutch theater company, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, at the 2015 Fringe Festival.
Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin brought his duet to the Koresh Dance Company for performance and taught a series of master classes in his signature dance technique.
Ars Nova Workshop, a free jazz and experimental music presenter, has programmed nearly 500 events since 2000, often in atypical settings.