Ronen Givony

Ronen Givony is the founder and artistic director of the Wordless Music Series and Orchestra, and the music director of SubCulture, both in New York City. His concerts typically pair rock and electronic musicians with classical music performers, in New York and select cities internationally. He has programmed appearances from Sigur Rós, Neutral Milk Hotel, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Andrew Bird, Deerhoof, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Múm, The Books, Grizzly Bear, Brad Mehldau, Destroyer, Broadcast, Rhys Chatham, Do Make Say Think, and Stars of the Lid, along with the music of Perotin, Bach, Haydn, Debussy, Stravinsky, Messiaen, Ligeti, Steve Reich, John Adams, Arvo Part, Brian Eno, and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. He is also a former employee and regular contributor of liner notes for Nonesuch Records. He served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2011, and a Performance LOI panelist in 2015.


This free event includes film excerpts of Romeo Castellucci’s theater works, and a discussion with scholar and critic Tom Sellar about Castellucci’s approach.

Experimental theater artist Romeo Castellucci talks about what he calls the “monarchy of the viewer.”

Grants & Grantees

Founded in 1982, Choral Arts Philadelphia has performed nearly 300 works by more than 100 composers.

In 2016, our Pew Fellows brought an abundance of new projects to fruition, as they performed and exhibited their works across the nation and around the globe.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Claire Tancons is a curator, writer and researcher whose work focuses on carnival, public ceremonial culture, and popular movements.

Grants & Grantees

Richard Harrod is a visual artist and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

Thaddeus Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Jeremy and David Wilhelm to create an action-opera centered on the odd details surrounding Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious last days.

Grants & Grantees

Jones is a movement performance artist who intertwines personal history, diasporic movement, social commentary, and interdisciplinary methods, drawing from, in her words, “the individual and collective lived experiences of blackness.”

The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.

Grants & Grantees

Whit MacLaughlin is a theater artist, the founder of New Paradise Laboratories, and a 2002 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Nava EtShalom is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

A recreation of 18 rarely-performed cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach will be performed as originally intended: in an arc spanning the Christian church calendar and the seasons.