Welcome to our 2019-2020 season!

Music from the Far Away, Nearby is a collection of musical expeditions designed to transport the audience to distant lands—real and imaginary, to hear the exotic sounds associated with these regions. This music, much of it newly created for these programs or rarely heard, will be ‘imported’ by the musicians of the Network Ensemble. Prepare for an exciting journey with them as they recreate their voyages in sound and music from the depths of the imagination.


What’s Next

Streams of Sound
Sunday, November 24th, 2019; 3 PM
Settlement Music School (map)


Performances from our 2018-2019 season, Sound Designs.


Our Mission

The mission of Network for New Music is to commission and perform a diversity of new musical works of the highest quality by both established and emerging composers; to strengthen the new music community in the Philadelphia region; and to build support for new music by engaging in artistic and institutional collaborations, as well as educational activities. Network is recognized for its excellent performances, innovative programming, in-depth education programs and cross-genre collaborations with other art forms – all created with the purpose of enriching the life of the greater cultural community and supporting the important work of musicians and composers. 

Our Ensemble

Network for New Music, which The Philadelphia Inquirer has called the city's "premier new music organization" presents passionate, meticulously rehearsed performances of music by emerging and established composers from the United States and abroad. The Network Ensemble is a flexible, 20-member group whose players also perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

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Network for New Music is one of the foremost commissioning organizations in the United States. Now in its 34th year, Network has commissioned 151 works from leading composers including Sebastian Currier, Dai Fujikura, Michael Hersch, Lee Hyla, Steven Mackey, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Chen Yi as well as Pulitzer Prize winners John Harbison, Jennifer Higdon, Bernard Rands, Lewis Spratlan, Melinda Wagner, Richard Wernick, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

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“Philadelphia’s premier new music organization”

— Philadelphia Inquirer