Join us in celebrating the bicentennial of a Philadelphia musical treasure with a concert of world-premiere chamber works by four of America’s finest living composers. Performed by four leading Philadelphia ensembles, the newly-commissioned works are all rooted in the history of our city, connecting audiences with the rich musical life of past and present Philadelphia.
Performing: Network for New Music; Curtis 20/21 Ensemble; PRISM; Astral Artists
Program of world premieres by Tania León, Stephen Jaffe, Roberto Sierra, and Augusta Read Thomas
Please note that due to high ticket demand, this event has been moved from Settlement Music School’s Mary Louise Curtis branch to the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater.
The concert will go hand-in-hand with a special exhibit of historic Musical Fund Society memorabilia—including the manuscript of the Bartok third string quartet and a lock of hair from Niccolo Paganini—at the Kislak Center in the University of Pennsylvania Library, and a display of Musical Fund Society-related manuscripts at the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of The Free Library of Philadelphia.