Ars Nova Workshop is gearing up for our next big event: “Lovers (for Philadelphia),” a project with Nels Cline that we commissioned with a grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music, a four-day (Oct. 5-8, 2017) music festival presented by Ars Nova Workshop, in collaboration with FringeArts, has confirmed several additional artists for its inaugural lineup. More artists will be added in the coming weeks. The current performers are listed below. THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION 2017 FESTIVAL LINEUP Anthony Braxton: a solo performance by the NEA Jazz Master and AACM founding member Sun Ra Arkestra: the legendary Philadelphia ensemble performs “Space is the Place” in its entirety The Art Ensemble of Chicago: a rare appearance from the influential ensemble that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary So Percussion: this award-winning percussion quartet has worked with Steve Reich and Bang on a Can Cortex: an extremely rare stateside appearance by this “high-velocity” (Chicago Reader) Norwegian jazz quartet Karuna: a longstanding duo featuring Chicago percussionist Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph with special guest and Eternal Wind member Ralph Miles Jones III John Luther Adams: a performance of the Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning artist’s “Across the Distance” featuring members of Orchestra 2001 Claire Chase: MacArthur Fellow, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) founder, and “young star of the modern flute” (The New Yorker) Zeena Parkins / Brian Chase Duo: a new duo featuring the acclaimed harpist and drummer best known for collaborations with Bjork and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: performing material from their upcoming ECM release David Torn’s Sun of Goldfinger: the guitar virtuoso, best known for his work with David Bowie, hits the stage with Tim Berne and Ches Smith Mike Reed’s Flesh & Bone: the drummer’s all-star Chicago septet debuts a composition reflecting on race and identity in the changing Western world Ballister: the explosive trio of Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Paal Nilssen-Love
Ars Nova & Ardmore Music Hall Announce Exciting New Partnership Presenting the Most Acclaimed Acts in Modern Jazz and Beyond
Ars Nova Workshop (ANW) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Ardmore Music Hall (AMH), enabling the two entities to present the biggest names in contemporary jazz to audiences in and outside of Philadelphia.