Musical Fund Society 200th Anniversary Concert [CANCELED]

Sunday, May 02, 2021 - 3:00 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This performance has been canceled. To request a ticket refund, please contact our box office.

About This Performance

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.

Network for New Music; Curtis 20/21 Ensemble; PRISM Quartet; Astral

Roberto SierraGraffiti II w/ PRISM Quartet
Tania León: Work TBA for string quartet, piano, & soprano w/ Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Augusta Read ThomasMagic Gardens w/ Rolston Quartet (Astral) 
Stephen Jaffe: Three Arcs (Chamber Concerto No.5) for flute, harp, guitar, percussion, strings, and female chorus w/ Network for New Music

The Artist(s)

Astral is a nonprofit intensive mentoring program that specializes in developing the early careers of extraordinary classical musicians. It concentrates its resources on a small number of rising-star soloists and chamber ensembles with the potential to be change-makers and influencers, with the goal that cohorts of artistic visionaries leave the program ready to build a future for classical music.… Read More
Network for New Music
Since its founding in 1984, Network for New Music has served audiences, composers, musicians, and students, by presenting, commissioning, and performing excellent music by living composers; and by performing outreach programs in area high schools, universities, and other community venues. The Network for New Music Ensemble performs concerts of stylistically-diverse, high-quality contemporary music, helping to create and expand the repertoire for late 20th and early 21st century chamber music.… Read More
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Flexible in size and scope, the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble performs a wide range of music from the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Curtis students and alumni. The ensemble has appeared at major U.S. venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Miller Theatre, as well as internationally. The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble collaborates with some of today's most prominent artists,… Read More
PRISM Quartet
PRISM Quartet
Intriguing programs of great beauty and breadth have distinguished the PRISM Quartet as one of America’s foremost chamber ensembles. “A bold ensemble that set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets” (New York Times), PRISM has performed in Carnegie Hall on the Making Music Series, in Alice Tully Hall with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,… Read More


PRISM Quartet performs Matthew Levy's "Above"
Network for New Music - Streams of Sound - 11/24/19