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April 20, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance
  • Residency

Wolf Eyes & Marshall Allen

Ars Nova Workshop presents the Detroit-based experimental noise duo Wolf Eyes along with the Sun Ra Arkestra's Marshall Allen and DMHotep at Solar Myth on April 20.

April 21, 8pm
April 22, 8pm - Sold out
  • Performance
  • Residency

Shabaka

Ars Nova is pleased to present the extraordinary British multi-instrumentalist Shabaka Hutchings at Solar Myth on April 21 & 22.

April 26, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Dave Douglas Gifts Trio

Ars Nova Workshop presents the ever-adventurous trumpeter Dave Douglas and his new Gifts Trio, featuring guitarist Ava Mendoza and drummer Kate Gentile, at Solar Myth on Friday, April 26, 2024.

April 29, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Bill Orcutt Guitar Quartet

Ars Nova Workshop presents “Music for Four Guitars,” a startlingly minimalist new composition by guitarist Bill Orcutt, founding member of infamous noise rockers Harry Pussy, at Solar Myth on April 29, 2024.

May 2, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Avram Fefer-Hill Greene-Reggie Nicholson Trio

Ars Nova Workshop presents the veteran saxophonist Avram Fefer and his stunning trio featuring bassist Hill Greene and drummer Reggie Nicholson, at Solar Myth on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

May 4, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Chicago Underground Duo

Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to present the return of the dazzling Chicago Underground Duo, the longstanding collaboration of Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor, at Solar Myth on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

May 5, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Kamasi Washington

WXPN welcomes – and Ars Nova Workshop & R5 Productions present – the transcendent saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington at Union Transfer on Sunday, May 5.

May 6, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Ligeti Quartet

Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to present the ground–breaking Ligeti Quartet, performing the work of Wadada Leo Smith and Anna Meredith at Solar Myth on Monday, May 6, 2024.

May 7, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Even Odds

Ars Nova Workshop presents Even Odds, the risk-taking new trio featuring drummer Dan Weiss, saxophonist Miguel Zenón and pianist Matt Mitchell, at Solar Myth on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

May 9, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Jim White & Marisa Anderson

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the mesmerizing duo of drummer Jim White and guitarist Marisa Anderson at Solar Myth on Thursday, May 9.

May 10-11
8PM
  • Performance
  • Residency

Tarbaby

Ars Nova Workshop presents a very special two-night residency by Tarbaby, the provocative and risk-taking trio of pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Nasheet Waits, joined by the powerhouse Ursula Rucker and Philadelphia poet laureate Kai Davis at Solar Myth on May 10-11, 2024.

May 13, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Luke Stewart’s Silt Trio

Ars Nova Workshop presents the in–demand bassist Luke Stewart with his long–running Silt Trio at Solar Myth on Monday, May 13, 2024.

May 14, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Nate Wooley Columbia Icefield

Ars Nova Workshop presents Columbia Icefield, the mesmerizing quartet led by the singular trumpeter-composer Nate Wooley, at Solar Myth on May 14.

May 17, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Kim Myhr & Sympathetic Magic

Ars Nova Workshop presents Norwegian guitarist Kim Myhr and his expansive, atmospheric project Sympathetic Magic at Solar Myth on Friday, May 17.

May 18, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Donny McCaslin

Ars Nova Workshop is excited to present the genre-defying saxophonist Donny McCaslin, best known as the saxophonist on David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar, at Solar Myth on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

May 24, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Sun Ra Arkestra

Ars Nova Workshop celebrates the 100th birthday of Maestro Marshall Allen with a once-in-a-century performance by the Sun Ra Arkestra at Union Transfer on Friday, May 24.

May 31, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble

Ars Nova Workshop presents the award-winning flutist, composer and bandleader Nicole Mitchell with her exploratory Black Earth Ensemble at Solar Myth on Friday, May 31.

June 5, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Kahil El’Zabar & David Murray

Ars Nova Workshop presents a duo performance featuring two living legends of the avant–garde - David Murray and Kahil El’Zabar - at Solar Myth on Wednesday, June 5.

June 7, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Laurie Spiegel’s The Expanding Universe

Pioneering electronic music composer Laurie Spiegel and Dither present an evening of music from her iconic 1979 album The Expanding Universe, reimagined for four electric guitars, at Solar Myth on Friday, June 7.

Sat., June 8 - Sold out
Sun., June 9, 8PM
  • Performance
  • Residency

Charlie Hall’s Invisible Ink

Ars Nova Workshop presents the return of The War on Drugs drummer Charlie Hall, celebrating the release of his all-star solo project Invisible Ink at Solar Myth on June 8-9, 2024.

June 10, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Bitchin Bajas

Ars Nova Workshop presents the return of mesmerizing Chicago trio Bitchin Bajas to Solar Myth on Monday, June 10.

June 14, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Kris Davis & Lutosławski Quartet

Ars Nova Workshop is excited to present the Grammy–winning pianist Kris Davis with the World Premiere of a new work composed for the renowned Lutosławski Quartet at Solar Myth on Friday, June 14.

June 20, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Brandon Woody UPENDO

Ars Nova Workshop presents Baltimore-born trumpeter Brandon Woody and his spirited ensemble UPENDO, at Solar Myth on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

June 21, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

The Brother Moves On

Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present the South African performance art ensemble The Brother Moves On at Solar Myth on Friday, June 21, 2024.

June 22, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Doug Carn Quintet

Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present the legendary keyboardist and spiritual jazz pioneer Doug Carn at Solar Myth on Saturday, June 22.

June 25, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Matchess & Lia Kohl / Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Ars Nova Workshop presents the exploratory double bill of sound artists Lia Kohl and Matchess and baritone saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson at Solar Myth on Tuesday, June 25.

June 27, 2024
8:00pm
  • Performance

Michael Foster with Strings

Ars Nova Workshop presents the saxophonist and composer Michael Foster, joined by a string ensemble at Solar Myth on Thursday, June 27.

News

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October 14, 2022

A home of our own!

Ars Nova Workshop announces a new home venue located at the old Boot & Saddle bar in Philadelphia, and a partnership with Solar Myth, a new cafe and listening room slated to open at the location in November 2022.

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March 8, 2022

Please Welcome Anthony Tidd!

Ars Nova Workshop is excited to announce Anthony Tidd as a new member of our team, joining us as Chief Creative Catalyst.

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March 3, 2022

Dangerous Sounds with WRTI FM and JazzDanmark

WRTI celebrates the U.S. launch of the Dangerous Sounds podcast, with a series of live performances and a Philadelphia engagement presented by Ars Nova Workshop.

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February 17, 2022

File Under Freedom

Milford Graves multi-layered interdisciplinary works are included in a new exhibition about improvisation in art and music at Bergen Kunsthall in Norway.

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February 11, 2022

Ars Nova and Immanuel Wilkins on NPR’s Jazz Night in America

NPR'S Jazz Night in America was there to catch Immanuel Wilkins and his superbly intuitive band deliver a transcending performance at PhilaMOCA in January.

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