Penn Contemporary Music

GEORGE CRUMB: BLACK ANGELS

October 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Daedalus Quartet & Friends
Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut Street


ZEITGEIST: GEORGE CRUMB AT 90 – NIGHT 3

 

The Daedalus Quartet performs Crumb’s Vietnam War-haunted Black Angels for amplified string quartet, “a work of frightening intensity, where Jimi Hendrix and Pierrot Lunaire shake hands with the devil.” A selection of Crumb’s early music rounds out the picture of this essential American artist’s lengthy career.

 

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GEORGE CRUMB: KOSMOS

October 11, 2019 - 8:00pm
Margaret Leng Tan & Adam Tendler
Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut Street

 

ZEITGEIST: GEORGE CRUMB AT 90 – NIGHT 2

 

Two major works for solo amplified piano, the zodiac-inspired Makrokosmos I and the more recent Metamorphoses, celebrate George Crumb’s unfettered imagination as he requires the pianist to be a virtuoso at the keyboard while playing inside the piano and vocalizing as well.

 

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Makrokosmos, Book I (1972)

Adam Tendler, piano

 

GEORGE CRUMB: OUT OF DARKNESS

October 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
Arcana New Music Ensemble
Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut Street

 

ZEITGEIST: GEORGE CRUMB AT 90 – NIGHT 1

 

A collection of George Crumb’s most evocative music performed by Philadelphia’s Arcana New Music Ensemble. The program features the haunting setting Apparition, with texts drawn from Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.” and all four books of Madrigals with text by Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.

 

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ZEITGEIST: GEORGE CRUMB AT 90

October 10, 2019 - 8:00pm - October 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut Street

 

ZEITGEIST: GEORGE CRUMB AT 90

 

October 10 To 12, 2019

 

Jay Reise Retirement Concert

October 3, 2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street, Room 419

 


Penn Music honors retiring faculty composer Jay Reise with a concert of his chamber music, including two premieres. Best known as the composer of the opera Rasputin, commissioned by the New York City Opera, Reise has created a distinctive body of work that reflects varied influences, from Scriabin to jazz to the Carnatic music of southern India.

 

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 Barcarola reminiscencia - cello/piano - world premiere

Music in the Pavilion: Penn sings Whitman

November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
James Primosch, George Crumb, Jay Reise, Jeremy Gill
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th floor


The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Music and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts are proud to present our third jointly sponsored music series Music in the Pavilion.

 

CAMRA Media Festival performance

March 30, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
David Chavannes; TALIE; George Mentore; Regina Austin; Steven Feld; John L. Jackson Jr
Rose Recital Hall, 3340 Walnut Street, Room 419

 

Kevin Laskey's Almanac

May 4, 2019 - 8:00pm
Variant 6, Warp Trio, Kevin Sun Quartet
University Lutheran, 3637 Chestnut Street

 

Music in the Pavilion: Thomas Kraines & Friends

February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Cellist Thomas Kraines & Friends
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th floor

 

Millennial Music

February 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Network for New Music Ensemble
Rose Recital Hall, 3340 Walnut Street, Room 419

 

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