Sarah Lutman has worked in the arts and nonprofit sector for the past 35 years, starting as a professional bassoonist. Since then she has been an arts manager at small nonprofits in the Bay Area, a foundation executive director and program officer, senior vice president for content and media at a major public media organization, and president and managing director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. In addition, Lutman co-founded and edited the leading publication in the arts and cultural grantmaking field nationally, the Grantmakers in the Arts Reader. Currently she is an independent consultant and entrepreneur. Lutman served as a Center management panelist in 2011 and she visited the Center in early 2013 to consult with music professionals from the Philadelphia area on their current and upcoming projects.
The PRISM Quartet presents the world premiere of new works composed and performed by Steve Lehman and Rudresh Mahanthappa.
AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James presents a screening of The Fantasies Given to Us May Never Be Fixed, followed by a performance from Philadelphia-based artists Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery.
Opera Philadelphia will develop the American Repertoire Council, a national advisory body charged with assessing and deconstructing the company’s process for creating new operatic works.
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.
Sonia Sanchez is a poet and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
In 2000 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 47 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
A performance piece interpreting classical South Indian music and dance, inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia’s history.
Carnatic musician and composer Kiranavali Vidyasankar talks with us about continuing her family’s musical legacy, the role of tradition in her artistic practice, and more.
This large-scale performance piece revealed unique insights into Fryderyk Chopin as both a historical figure and a masterful composer, as the piano parts for two concerti were replaced with powerful spoken monologues constructed from fragments of Chopin’s letters and biographies, performed in Polish by actress Barbara Wysocka and accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
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.
Pepón Osorio is a visual artist and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
Dorothy Wilkie’s (Pew Fellow, 2007) choreography involves the re-staging and re-choreographing of traditional West African and Afro-Cuban dances.