Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Network at PMA: Edward Hopper

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dorrance Galleries (map)
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The final concert of Network’s ArtMusic II season showcases a new chamber work, Light, Line, Shadow, by award-winning composer, Pierre Jalbert. Light, Line, Shadow was created in response to Edward Hopper’s iconic Road and Trees, a painting donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art by long-time Network friend and supporter Daniel W. Dietrich II. This event is dedicated to the memory of Dan.This piece was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation and the  Presser Foundation Special Projects grant; the performance is part of the Music in the Galleries series produced by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Free with museum admission—seating is limited.

The exceptional Network for New Music musicians include:

Jan Krzywicki - conductor
Bob Butryn - guest clarinet
Eric Derr - percussion
John Koen - cello
Hirono Oka - violin
Edward Schultz - flute
Burchard Tang - viola
Nate West - double bass

 Edward Hopper's  Road and Trees

Edward Hopper's Road and Trees

A curator/composer discussion will follow the concert.

For information on parking/museum floor plan/accessibility, please visit this link: http://www.philamuseum.org/visit/

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Apr
29
1:30 PM13:30

Notes of Thanks: Honoring the Legacy of Linda Reichert

Linda Reichert co-founded Network for New Music in 1984. As Artistic Director, she has helped lead the group into prominence as one of the finest new music ensembles in the United States. Hailed as “[Philadelphia’s] premier new music organization” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Network has presented more than 650 works including 138 commissioned pieces.

Under Linda’s leadership, the Network for New Music Commissioning Fund was established in 2014 as a permanent, ongoing reserve fund to support the creation of new works. Network is one of the first ensembles nationwide to maintain its own dedicated commissioning fund, ensuring that premieres are an essential part of the programming.

Featuring world premieres by:

Andrea Clearfield
John Harbison
Jennifer Higdon
James Primosch
Bernard Rands
Augusta Read Thomas
Melinda Wagner
Richard Wernick
Maurice Wright

A reprise of an earlier Network premiere by Michael Hersch; and the winning work from the Network Student Composition Competition by Gareth Haynes.

Network Ensemble
Jan Krzywicki, conductor
Charles Abramovic, piano
Matthew Bengtson, piano
Paul R. Demers, clarinet
Thomas Kraines, cello
Susan Nowicki, piano
Hirono Oka, violin
Linda Reichert, piano
Edward Schultz, flute

With guest pianists Andrea Clearfield, Michael Hersch and James Primosch

Catering by Chef’s Table

Although there is free parking in the lot at Settlement, and although both of these events are somewhat west and south of the concert site, there may be detours along your route or fewer street spaces nearby once the Settlement lot is filled. For your convenience, here is a link that shows Parking Lots near Queen Village (409 Christian St. Parking referenced here is Settlement's lot). Please research your options in advance as not all lots are available to public and some are not open on Sundays -- these are suggestions only, and not guaranteed. Please plan accordingly.

For more information, visit www.networkfornewmusic.org/notes-of-thanks.

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Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

American Creations: Outreach Concert at Haverford College

A repeat performance of NNM's American Creations concert in Haverford College's Roberts Hall.

Luke Carlson: Woodcuts, for chamber ensemble, composed in direct response to three powerful woodcuts by Rockwell Kent: DynamosFoundry, and Two Locomotives.

Paul Lansky: Harmonic Gallery, for chamber ensemble, was not created in conjunction with a specific work of art at PAFA, but is “a musical analog of a museum exhibition in which paintings, sometimes created hundreds of years apart, are shown in close proximity.” (Paul Lansky)

Oliver Schneller: If You Build It, for flutes, double bass, percussion and electronics, is composed in response to a dynamic group of four paintings in the rotunda of PAFA, including a work by contemporary artist William Villalongo, after which the new composition is named.

Carolyn Chen: Great Birnam Wood, an open-form piece for marbles and drumset that continues Network’s art/music theme, requiring the performer to respond to a series of whimsical graphic figures on paper.

The outstanding Network for New Music musicians include:

Jan Krzywicki - conductor    
Eric Derr - percussion
Christopher Deviney - percussion
Mary Javian - double bass
John Koen - cello
Hirono Oka - violin
Erica Peel - flute
Burchard Tang - viola

Admission is FREE.

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Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

Network at PAFA: American Creations

  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (map)
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Network reunites with PAFA to present a blockbuster concert of new chamber music commissions by 3 generations of composers: Luke Carlson, Paul Lansky, and Oliver Schneller; also, a Philadelphia premiere by Carolyn Chen. The performance takes place in PAFA’s spectacular Historic Landmark Building, where you’ll be surrounded by the art and architecture that inspired the music. Ticket price includes the ability to visit the museum galleries starting at 2PM; a guide to the artworks that generated the compositions will be available. 

Luke Carlson: Woodcuts, for chamber ensemble, composed in direct response to three powerful woodcuts by Rockwell Kent: Dynamos, Foundry, and Two Locomotives.

Paul Lansky: Harmonic Gallery, for chamber ensemble, was not created in conjunction with a specific work of art at PAFA, but is “a musical analog of a museum exhibition in which paintings, sometimes created hundreds of years apart, are shown in close proximity.” (Paul Lansky)

Oliver Schneller: If You Build It, for flutes, double bass, percussion and electronics, is composed in response to a dynamic group of four paintings in the rotunda of PAFA, including a work by contemporary artist William Villalongo, after which the new composition is named.

Carolyn Chen: Great Birnam Wood, an open-form piece for marbles and drumset that continues Network’s art/music theme, requiring the performer to respond to a series of whimsical graphic figures on paper. 

There will also be a special performance of new art-inspired works by 7th Graders from Friends Select School beginning at 2:30PM. Pieces composed by the "Students of Dan Capecchi" at Friends Select will be performed by Network ensemble members Hirono Oka, John Koen and guest flutist, Heather Fortune.

The outstanding Network for New Music musicians include:

Jan Krzywicki - conductor    
Eric Derr - percussion
Christopher Deviney - percussion
Mary Javian - double bass
John Koen - cello
Hirono Oka - violin
Erica Peel - flute
Burchard Tang - viola

Advance ticket sales: $20 Regular/15 senior/10 student (at the door; $25/20/10)

Parking: On-street metered parking available on Sundays; Parkway Corporation lots/garages provide a small discount on parking when ticket is validated at the PAFA front desk (there is no fee to validate the ticket). PAFA recommends the street level parking lot at 15th and Race for easiest access to highways and the museum.

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Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

Network at University of the Arts: Visual Music

  • Caplan Studio Theater - University of the Arts (map)
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You won’t want to miss this unique, cross-disciplinary performance, where you will hear and see "The Navigator", a new multi-media work by composer Paul Schuette and visual artist Mary Laube, side-by-side in U. of Arts state-of-the-art black box theater. For more detailed information about "The Navigator", please click here.

The program also features: Steve Reich's "Vermont Counterpoint" for flute and electronic tape, musical interpretations of visual scores by William Kraft and Rainer Wehinger, and "Artikulation", an iconic electronic music piece by Gyorgy Ligeti. 

The exceptional Network for New Music musicians include:

  • Cello - Thomas Kraines
  • Conductor - Jan Krzywicki
  • Flute - Edward Schultz
  • Harp - Rong Tan
  • Percussion - Eric Derr
  • Piano - Linda Reichert
  • Violin - Hirono Oka
        

Advance ticket sales: $20 Regular/15 senior/10 student (at the door; $25/20/10)
University of the Arts students and faculty FREE ADMISSION

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Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Network at The Print Center: Puryear Connections

Network is thrilled to collaborate again with The Print Center, in a program featuring new music commissioned in response to prints by American artist and MacArthur Award-winner Martin Puryear. New works by Cynthia Folio, Robert Maggio, Jeffrey Mumford, and Roberto Pace are joined by Mario Davidovsky's electric “String Trio”.

The exceptional Network for New Music musicians include:

  • Mary Javian - double bass
  • John Koen - cello
  • Hirono Oka - violin
  • Burchard Tang - viola
  • Marvin Moon - viola

between the road and railroad track for solo violin, Cynthia Folio
Puryear Studies for solo cello, Robert Maggio
....becoming clear, for solo viola, Jeffrey Mumford
Solo on Puryear for Double Bass, Roberto Pace
String Trio (1982), Mario Davidovsky

 "The Print Center presents "Martin Puryear: Prints, 1962-2016' Powerful printmaking," Broad Street Review in Art, Pamela J. Forsythe, October 03, 2017 pdf

"In Philly galleries now: A print show by the 'Bling' sculptor, and serious color at Locks," Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com, September 20, 2017 pdf

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Apr
9
3:00 PM15:00

Germantown Poetry Project

In partnership with the Coleman Northwest Regional Library of Philadelphia; with Network Ensemble and Guest Singers.

This program represents the exciting culmination of a half-year collaboration between Germantown residents, Network Ensemble musicians and guest singers (Maren Montalbano - mezzo-soprano and Randall Scarlata - Baritone), poets Frank Sherlock and Trapeta B. Mayson, and composers Eric Moe and Jay Fluellen. Through a series of Fall 2016 workshops, this interdisciplinary team will work together to create community-devised material for premiere on the April concerts. Visit networkfornewmusic.org/gpp for more details.

Funded by The William Penn Foundation as part of their New Audiences/New Places initiative.

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Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Germantown Poetry Project - Preview Concert

  • Parkway Central Library - Montgomery Auditorium (map)
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In partnership with the Coleman Northwest Regional Library of Philadelphia; with Network Ensemble and Guest Singers.

This program represents the exciting culmination of a half-year collaboration between Germantown residents, Network Ensemble musicians and guest singers (Maren Montalbano - mezzo-soprano and Randall Scarlata - Baritone), poets Frank Sherlock and Trapeta B. Mayson, and composers Eric Moe and Jay Fluellen. Through a series of Fall 2016 workshops, this interdisciplinary team will work together to create community-devised material for premiere on the April concerts. Visit networkfornewmusic.org/gpp for more details.

Funded by The William Penn Foundation as part of their New Audiences/New Places initiative.

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Mar
5
3:00 PM15:00

Poetry Through Music

  • Delaware County Community College - Large Auditorium | Academic Building (map)
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Friedrich Hölderlin’s novel Hyperion is at the core of this program, serving as inspiration for both Georg Friedrich Haas’ exquisite chamber work ...aus freier Lust… verbunden… and a new poem composed for Network by MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning poet Susan Stewart. Six new chamber works – by Gerald Levinson, Andrew Rudin, Eliza Brown, Benjamin Krause, Robert Capanna and Ke-Chia Chen are composed in response to Stewart’s new poetry.

$10 General Admission

Available for purchase online at dccc.edu/concerts or at the door

Network Ensemble Musicians

Flute
Kimberly Reighley

Violin
Hirono Oka
Julia Li
Marc Rovetti

Viola
Burchard Tang
Marvin Moon
Meng Wang

Cello
John Koen
Zachary Mowitz

Bass
Mary Javian

Piano
Susan Nowicki

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Feb
26
3:00 PM15:00

Poetry Through Music

  • Settlement Music School - Presser Hall (map)
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Friedrich Hölderlin’s novel Hyperion is at the core of this program, serving as inspiration for both Georg Friedrich Haas’ exquisite chamber work ...aus freier Lust… verbunden… and a new poem composed for Network by MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning poet Susan Stewart. Six new chamber works – by Gerald Levinson, Andrew Rudin, Eliza Brown, Benjamin Krause, Robert Capanna and Ke-Chia Chen are composed in response to Stewart’s new poetry. Post-concert discussion will be held with composers and poet.

Program Change: Georg Friedrich Haas' ...aus freier Lust... verbunden... will not be performed on this program due to an unfortunate playing injury suffered by a Network Ensemble Musician.

Advance ticket sales: $20 Regular/15 senior/10 student (at the door; $25/20/10)

Tickets available at https://networkfornewmusic.ticketleap.com/poetry-through-music/

Network Ensemble Musicians

Flute
Kimberly Reighley

Violin
Hirono Oka
Julia Li
Marc Rovetti

Viola
Burchard Tang
Marvin Moon
Meng Wang

Cello
John Koen
Zachary Mowitz

Bass
Mary Javian

Piano
Susan Nowicki

 

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Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Music of Robert Capanna

  • Settlement Music School - Presser Hall (map)
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In collaboration with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; Network Ensemble, joined by PRISM Quartet, with guest soprano Sharon Harms.

Philadelphia composer Robert Capanna continues to have a profound influence on the musical life of our region, both as a composer and in a leadership role with many important cultural institutions. This portrait concert celebrates Bob’s music, featuring the Piccolo Concertante for saxophone quartet and string quintet, and the world premiere of What I Know, based on an original text by the composer.

Pre-concert interview with Robert Capanna and Jan Krzywicki; 6:45 - 7:15pm.

What I Know, six songs for soprano and chamber ensemble (World Premiere)
        Sharon Harms, guest soprano
Piccolo Concertante, for saxophone quartet and string quintet (World Premiere)
        with PRISM Quartet
Piano Sonata No. 2
Too light, too light, like a sudden waking... (World Premiere)
 

Tickets $25 (available through www.pcmsconcerts.org)

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Flying Solo

  • Haverford College - Roberts Hall/Marshall Auditorium (map)
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Network Ensemble musicians shine in this concert of virtuosic solo music. From landmark compositions by Steve Reich and Iannis Xenakis to new works from Ingrid Arauco, Curt Cacioppo and David Hertzberg, each work makes a unique connection to poetry. Join us in Roberts Hall for a pre-concert performance of new solo works by Haverford composition students at 7pm in Marshall Auditorium.

Steve REICH: Vermont Counterpoint, for solo flute and tape
Iannis XENAKIS: Psappha, for solo percussion
Ingrid ARAUCO: Cello Suite, for solo cello (World Premiere)
Curt CACIOPPO: Séance: Concert Etude for solo bassoon (World Premiere)
David HERTZBERG: Hyacinth, for solo viola

The excellent Network Ensemble soloists include: John Koen, cello; Angela Anderson-Smith, bassoon; Burchard Tang, viola; Eric Derr, percussion; and Edward Schultz, flute

Admission is free.

 

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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

All the Things He Was: Celebration of the Life and Ideas of Milton Babbitt

Milton Babbitt, pioneer of serial and electronic music, is considered one of the most influential – and controversial – composers in the second half of the twentieth century. Babbitt was vitally interested in both jazz and popular music; he composed a snappy jazz ensemble work,  All Set, and a 1946 Broadway musical entitled The Fabulous Voyage.  

Network events explore some of the many facets of Babbitt’s compositional genius, and feature music by students, Broadway genius Stephen Sondheim; Koussevitzky Prize-winner David Rakowski; and Laura Karpman, four-time Emmy Award-winning composer.

Milton BABBITT: Philomel
     Ah Young Hong, guest soprano
Milton BABBITT: All Set
David RAKOWSKI: Natura Morta, piano quartet (NNM Commission) 
Laura KARPMAN: Now All Set (World Premiere)
Jerome KERN: All the Things You Are
Stephen SONDHEIM: Selections from Sweeney Todd
Milton BABBITT: Penelope's Night Song (from "The Fabulous Voyage”)
Gareth HAYNES: Cantus Kernus, A Fantasy on "All the Things You Are"

FREE; no tickets required. 

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Apr
17
3:00 PM15:00

All the Things He Was: Celebration of the Life and Ideas of Milton Babbitt

  • Settlement Music School, Presser Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Milton Babbitt, pioneer of serial and electronic music, is considered one of the most influential – and controversial – composers in the second half of the twentieth century. Babbitt was vitally interested in both jazz and popular music; he composed a snappy jazz ensemble work,  All Set, and a 1946 Broadway musical entitled The Fabulous Voyage.  

Network events explore some of the many facets of Babbitt’s compositional genius, and feature music by students, Broadway genius Stephen Sondheim; Koussevitzky Prize-winner David Rakowski; and Laura Karpman, four-time Emmy Award-winning composer.

 Milton BABBITT: Philomel
     Ah Young Hong, guest soprano
Milton BABBITT: All Set
David RAKOWSKI: Natura Morta, piano quartet  (NNM Commission) 
Laura KARPMAN: Now All Set (World Premiere)
Jerome KERN: All the Things You Are
Stephen SONDHEIM: Selections from Sweeney Todd
Milton BABBITT: Penelope's Night Song (from "The Fabulous Voyage")
Gareth HAYNES: Cantus Kernus, A Fantasy on "All the Things You Are"
 

This event also includes a special free, PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE of North by Northwest, from the suite, Different Lanes; a string quartet by Laura Karpman:

2:30pm, Field Hall, Settlement Music School
Featuring musicians from the PHILADELPHIA SINFONIA.

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Apr
16
4:00 PM16:00

Portrait of a Serial Composer: Discussion and Documentary

  • Rose Hall, University of Pennsylvania (map)
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Join Network for New Music to explore the cultural and intellectual ramifications of Milton Babbitt's music and ideas. The program includes the screening of an hour-long video documentary of Babbitt’s life and work, Portrait of a Serial Composer, produced by Robert Hilferty and Laura Karpman.

And a panel discussion will include Karpman, Roberto Pace, David Rakowski, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, and Linda Reichert.

Free; no tickets required.

16 April, 2016 | 4 PM
Rose Recital Hall
University of Pennsylvania
34th / Walnut St. 

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Apr
16
2:00 PM14:00

Masterclass: Composer Laura Karpman with Philadelphia Sinfonia

Four-time Emmy award winning composer, Laura Karpman, will lead a masterclass exploring her work, North By Northwest, from the suite, Different Lanes—with youth orchestra members of the Philadelphia Sinfonia.  

Free; no tickets required.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
19 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

 

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Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Colloquium: Composer David Rakowski @ Temple University

  • Temple University: Presser Hall, Rm 142 (map)
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On Sunday, April 17, the Network Ensemble will present the world premiere of Koussevitzky Prize-winner David Rakowski's newly-commissioned Natura Morta. The composer will discuss his work in a colloquium at Temple University on Friday, April 15, at 1 pm.

FREE; no tickets required

Temple University, Presser Hall (Room 142): Directions / Parking

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Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Network at the Print Center: Music by European Masters

Network for New Music returns to The Print Center in February with a performance of important recent works from Europe. Music by Wolfgang Rihm, a towering presence in the European new music scene, anchors the program, which also includes virtuosic pieces by leading composers from Finland, Poland, Italy, and the UK. The concert features solo and ensemble performances by Network Ensemble members Edward Schultz (flute), Hirono Oka (violin) and Thomas Kraines (cello); with guest performer Christopher Schelb (flute).

Wolfgang RIHM: Über die Linie VI
Kaija SAARIAHO: Sept Papillons
Krzysztof PENDERECKI: Cadenza for Solo Violin
Salvatore SCIARRINO: Canzona di Ringraziamento
Brian FERNEYHOUGH: Cassandra's Dream Song

And a special performance of Cantus Memoriae (in memoriam Daniel Dietrich II) by Richard Brodhead.

The Print Center; 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia

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Oct
18
3:00 PM15:00

Vincent Persichetti at 100

  • Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music (map)
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The Network Ensemble presents a rarely-performed quintet by American master Vincent Persichetti, as well as the chamber music of several of the hundreds of students he taught and inspired during his lifetime.

The evening features the world premiere of a new concerto for English horn and strings by Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran. The concerto is performed by Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia, Principal English Horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and 9 of the city's finest string players. Jan Krzywicki conducts.  

Vincent PERSICHETTI: Quintet for Piano and Strings
Behzad RANJBARAN: Concerto for English Horn and 9 Strings (NNM Commission) 
     Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia, English horn
Steve REICH: Nagoya Marimbas
Richard DANIELPOUR: River of Light
Marga RICHTER: Threnody

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Oct
17
4:00 PM16:00

Panel Discussion: Persichetti Diaspora

Network for New Music presents a free panel discussion addressing the work and influence of American composer Vincent Persichetti and his students. Panelists include Persichetti students, Behzad Ranjbaran, Jan Krzywicki, Michael White, Marga Richter, and Larry Alan Smith; also Daniel Dorff, Senior Editor at Theodore Presser Music Publishing. 

A special performance of Persichetti's Serenade for Flute and Harp will follow the discussion; Edward Schultz, flute; Rong Tan, harp. 

Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Zimbalist Room. No tickets required. 

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