Penn Contemporary Music

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: Arcana New Music Ensemble

April 10, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Arcana New Music Ensemble
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.

Music in the Pavilion: Jasper String Quartet & Friends

January 17, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Jasper String Quartet & Friends
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.

Music in the Pavilion: Penn sings Whitman

November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th floor

"The Varied Carols I Hear”: Penn sings Whitman

Jeremy Gill, Jay Reise, James Primosch, and George Crumb setting Walt Whitman's poems for voice and piano

  • Jeremy Gill, from Whitman Portrait (2014): “Fine, Clear, Dazzling Morning”
  • Jay Reise, The Face of Lily (2019)
  • James Primosch, Two Whitman Love Songs (2019)                                                &

Music in the Pavilion: Night Music Chamber Ensemble

September 27, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Night Music Chamber Ensemble
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.

Heinrich Ignaz Biber’s "Mystery (or 'Rosary') Sonatas and More"

April 20, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rebecca Harris, baroque violin, Richard Stone, theorbo.
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S 36th St, Philadelphia

 

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

 

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