1. Events
  2. University Lutheran
Today

Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to welcome pianist Marilyn Nonken and cellist Stephen Marotto to perform Morton Feldman's 1981 masterpiece - "Patterns in a Chromatic Field". This 80-minute odyssey offered an opportunity for contemplation, as cello and piano explored different degrees of stasis and patterns of harmony and color. Patterns in a Chromatic Field reflects his lifelong…

$12 – $20

Moondog II

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Louis Thomas Hardin, Jr., better known as Moondog, is one of the most famous and influential outsider musicians of the twentieth century. Born in Kansas to a devoutly religious family, Hardin was blinded at age 16 when he dug up a live dynamite cap. For 30 years, from the early 1940s to the early 1970s,…

$12 – $20

Anthony Coleman and Dan Blacksberg

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to present a night featuring New York-based pianist Anthony Coleman + Philadelphia trombonist Dan Blacksberg. These far-reaching musicians will each play full solo sets before coming together at the end to play an extended duo piece A key figure of the downtown New York scene since the early 1980s, pianist Anthony Coleman…

$12 – $20

Ensemble Liminar

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to present Liminar, a Mexico City based ensemble for contemporary music. The program features "Acustica", Kagel's extraordinary masterwork for "experimental sound producers". PROGRAM Mauricio Kagel: Acustica Michael Pisaro: Tombstones Samuel Cedillo: Monologo III for viola Christian Wolff: Exercise 14 plus more tba. LIMINAR Wilfrido Terrazas, flutes Omar López, sax Carmina Escobar, voice…

$12 – $20

Morton Feldman: Three Voices

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is excited to present the Philadelphia premiere of the Quince Vocal Ensemble performing Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" with all three parts performed live. Feldman's "Three Voices" was written for the experimental vocalist and composer Joan LaBarbara in 1982. The original concept involved the live performer singing along with two pre-recorded parts projected through on-stage…

$12 – $20

Friction Quartet

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to welcome San Francisco's Friction Quartet to their premiere Philadelphia performance. The program will feature the world premiere of a new string quartet by New Zealander composer (and Philadelphia based) Rosie Langabeer. Opening the evening will be Murmuration celebrating the debut album, "Revised Notes" FRICTION QUARTET Otis Harriel, Violin; Kevin Rogers, Violin;…

$12 – $20

Morton Feldman: Rare Solos

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to present a program of rarely performed solo works by Morton Feldman. The concert, which features members of the Arcana New Music Ensemble, includes pieces for electric guitar, trumpet, voice, percussion, cello, piano, and pipe organ. Feldman: The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar (1966) Nick Millevoi, electric guitar Feldman:…

$12 – $20

Gene Coleman’s The Geometry Of Thinking

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to present "The Geometry of Thinking", a multimedia concert featuring the work of Philadelphia based composer Gene Coleman with Adam Vidiksis, Marilyn Nonken, Toshimaru Nakamura,, members of The Crossing and Ensemble N_JP. These works embrace Coleman's highly interdisciplinary approach to composition, which integrates sources as varied as Experimental Film, Japanese Gagaku, Monteverdi's…

$12 – $20

Daedelus Quartet

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to present the Daedalus Quartet, Penn's quartet-in-residence, for an evening that features "Ainsi la nuit" (Thus the Night) composed by the French composer Henri Dutilleux between 1973 and 1976. "Ainsi la nuit" is considered one of the most important works in the genre and has been called "one of the treasures of…

$12

Tatsuya Nakatani

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is thrilled to welcome master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani back to the Philadelphia for both a solo set and leading the "Nakatani Large Ensemble", a group consisting of workshop participants. Also on the evening will be CERBERUS- Alban Bailly (cello), Dan Capecchi (drums), and Matt Engle (bass) - a new Philadelphia based Trio that uses…

$10 – $15

Alan Licht

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to present Alan Licht and Chris Forsyth. Guitarist Alan Licht will be performing music from his solo acoustic album Currents.

$10 – $15

James Ilgenfritz, Bhob Rainey, Gabi Losoncy

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to present a triple bill featuring New York Bassist, James Ilgenfritz, composer and performer Bhob Rainey, and Philadelphia sound artist Gabrielle Losoncy.

$10 – $15

The World According to Sound

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bowerbird is pleased to present The World According to Sound, an immersive sonic experience by Sam Harnett and Chris Hoff. During the performance, the audience sits blindfolded at the center of a ring of loudspeakers. Listeners will be transported inside another person's head, and back in time a hundred years to the streets of Berlin.…

$10 – $15

Begin Anywhere 07

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

ABOUT THE EVENT Bowerbird is pleased to present the next installment of the BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble. THE PROGRAM Oliver Messiaen: Le traquet stapazin (no. 4 of Catalogue d'oiseaux) -- Michael Tan, piano Franco Donatoni: Fili -- Emma Resmini,…

$12 – $20

Arnold Dreyblatt

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

NODAL EXCITEMENT for prepared Double Bass with Piano Wire REPERTOIRE for prepared Double Bass with Piano Wire, Laptop MAGNETOM for laptop THE EVENT Bowerbird is pleased to present a rare performance by composer-performer Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953). Dreyblatt studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and has been…

$12 – $15

The Lady with the Hammer: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

ABOUT THE EVENT The Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) created some of the most severe, brutalist classical music of the 20th century. Favoring stark textures and unusual combinations of instruments-- she never formally studied orchestration-- her music unfolds in ruthlessly throbbing rhythms, angular melodic shards, and resonant caverns of silence. Though she mostly avoided programmatic…

Begin Anywhere 05

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

ABOUT THE EVENT Bowerbird is pleased to present the first event of the newly rebooted BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble. With appropriate irony for our current political climate, the concert will feature a variety of works by American composers and…

BowerBall: A Bingo Fundraiser

University Lutheran 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

BOWERBALL A 10th anniversary fundraiser and open house featuring A NIGHT OF BINGO hosted by Allen Crawford musical performances by Ashley Tini, Laura Baird, Bhob Rainey with great prizes, raffles, food and drink, and tunes from DJ Sebastian Petsu ABOUT THE EVENT It's time to dust off the ball cage and get out the daubers,…

$20 – $75