Founded in 1986, Sruti promotes and presents Indian classical music and dance to educate the Philadelphia community on the importance of Indian arts. Over the past 20 years, Sruti has presented artists such as sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar (as part of the organization’s 10th-anniversary celebration) and Sudha Raghunathan, one of the world’s most acclaimed Carnatic vocalists. In addition to public presentations, Sruti also publishes an annual magazine, Sruti Ranjani, and a periodical, Sruti Notes. In 2015, Sruti received a Center grant to present the premiere of Saayujya (The Merging), a performance inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia’s history, featuring two of India’s preeminent artists, bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind and Carnatic musician T. M. Krishna. Center support also funded Sruti’s 2014 Philadelphia debut of leading bharata natyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai, as well as Sounds of India: Influences and Integration of Folk Melodies in Carnatic Music (2012).
Ken Vandermark’s primary creative emphasis is the exploration of contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation.
Choreographer and dancer Jungwoong Kim was born and raised in South Korea, where he studied traditional Korean dance and martial arts, and now resides in Philadelphia.
In celebration of their 140th season, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia will reconstruct Felix Mendelssohn’s 1841 revision of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, in an American premiere at Girard College Chapel.
Recognized as one of the world’s leading conservatories, The Curtis Institute of Music (Curtis) was founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Curtis has educated and trained some of the most exceptionally gifted young musicians from around the world for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.
The Pennsylvania Ballet restaged Roland Petit’s Carmen, a standard in European ballet that is rarely performed in the United States.
Throughout Dancing around the Bride’s run at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, the exhibition received media attention from a number of publications.
For over 25 years, Network for New Music has been dedicated to commissioning and performing music by living composers.
Experimental theater artist Romeo Castellucci talks about what he calls the “monarchy of the viewer.”
Alex Ross is music critic for The New Yorker and the author of The Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century, a cultural history of 20th-century music.
New Paradise Laboratories’ The Adults is a truly collaborative theater piece, exploring the not-so-hidden darkness of human nature and its impact on the natural world. Since its world premiere at Painted Bride Art Center on September 3, The Adults has received rave reviews.
Visiting Scholar Kristy Edmunds asks independent curator Claire Tancons about the process of earning trust and credibility in a community.
Blacksberg, a trombonist, composer, and 2012 Pew Fellow and Gutkin, a historical musicologist, sought to “sonify” the everyday environment of an office space and conducted various musical experiments.