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September 22–25, 2021
  • Fundraiser
  • Performance
  • Talks

Second Annual John Coltrane Symposium

The John Coltrane Symposium in collaboration with Ars Nova Workshop is proud to announce its second annual celebration of the life and music of John William Coltrane, curated by Anyabwile Love. This year's celebration will be held at The Woodlands in West Philadelphia, with additional events at The Discovery Center in Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia.

Sunday, September 26 4:00–6:00PM
  • Performance
  • Workshop

Summoning the Future Forest

Join us for a participatory intra-galactic forest performance crafted to summon the forces of the galaxy to seed a future forest for Philadelphia, co-presented by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Awbury Arboretum, and Ars Nova Workshop.


March 17, 2021

Ars Nova Workshop rallies community support following partial collapse of Sun Ra House in Philadelphia

Following a partial collapse of the building, Ars Nova Workshop is now working with a coalition of foundations, volunteers, contractors, and legal advisors to secure “Sun Ra House,” the Philadelphia home of the Sun Ra Arkestra for over fifty years.

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December 22, 2020

Ad Hoc: Why Improvisation Matters

Join us for Ad Hoc: Why Improvisation Matters — a new podcast about the practice and study of improvisation in music, art, life, and everything beyond. Coming soon from Ars Nova Workshop and Rowhome Productions.

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July 31, 2020

Thank you for your support!

ANW photographer Ryan Collerd's framed images have all sold. Proceeds have gone to Black Lives Matter Philly, The Youth Art & Self Empowerment Project, and Jazz Coalition Commission Fund.

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July 27, 2020

Coming Soon: Muhal Richard Abrams’ SoundPath

Ars Nova Workshop to release Muhal Richard Abrams' SoundPath featuring Bobby Zankel's all-star Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Marty Ehrlich. Pre-order details coming soon.

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May 22, 2020

What we’re up to…

We are still working hard to keep bringing you the life-changing and spirit-lifting music we love so much, and we are finding new ways to do it.

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April 21, 2020

The Quarantine Concerts

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present an evening of creative music as part of The Quarantine Concerts, an inspired live-stream series hosted by Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio.

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