Jan
6
7:30 pm19:30

The Music of Robert Capanna

  • Settlement Music School - Presser Hall

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)

Feb
26
3:00 pm15:00

Poetry Through Music

  • Settlement Music School - Presser Hall

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.

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/

Mar
5
3:00 pm15:00

Poetry Through Music

  • Delaware County Community College - Large Auditorium | Academic Building

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.

$10 General Admission

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

 

Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Germantown Poetry Project - Preview Concert

  • Parkway Central Library - Montgomery Auditorium

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. Stay tuned for updates on this special project!

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

Apr
9
3:00 pm15:00

Germantown Poetry Project

  • Joseph E. Coleman Regional Library

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. Stay tuned for updates on this special project

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


Nov
21
7:30 pm19:30

Flying Solo

  • Haverford College - Roberts Hall/Marshall Auditorium

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.

 

Apr
18
5:00 pm17:00

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

  • Haverford College (Roberts Hall)

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. 

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

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.

TICKETS  

Apr
16
4:00 pm16:00

Portrait of a Serial Composer: Discussion and Documentary

  • Rose Hall, University of Pennsylvania

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. 

Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00

Colloquium: Composer David Rakowski @ Temple University

  • Temple University: Presser Hall, Rm 142

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

Feb
21
3:00 pm15:00

Network at the Print Center: Music by European Masters

  • The Print Center

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

TICKETS

Oct
18
3:00 pm15:00

Vincent Persichetti at 100

  • Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

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

TICKETS

Oct
17
4:00 pm16:00

Panel Discussion: Persichetti Diaspora

  • Curtis Institute of Music

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. 

Oct
16
1:00 pm13:00

Ranjbaran @ Temple University

Network will premiere Behzad Ranjbaran's newly-commissioned Concerto for English Horn and Strings on Sunday, October 18 at 3 pm. The composer will discuss his work in a colloquium at Temple University. 

FREE; no tickets required. 

More information. 

Feb
27
6:30 pm18:30

Network at the Barnes Foundation

William KRAFT: Kandinsky Variations (Phila. premiere)
Jeremy GILL: Sons Decoupes (NNM Commission)
Kristin KUSTER: folding planes : frosted panes (NNM Commission)
Louis KARCHIN: Luminous Fields (NNM Commission) 
Stephen HARTKE: The Blue Studio (NNM Commission)