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Kamasi Washington at Union Transfer, Philadelphia
July 2, 2019
Feel the Love Happy Hour
Come on feel the love! Feel The Love Happy Hour is bringing Ars Nova Workshop to The Trestle Inn to fundraise and friend-raise.
Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano
June 12, 2019
Orcutt / Corsano Duo
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the galvanizing duo of guitarist Bill Orcutt, founding member of infamous noise rockers Harry Pussy, and electrifying avant-garde drummer Chris Corsano.
May 21, 2019
John Zorn’s Simulacrum
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Simulacrum, the prog-metal organ trio of Downtown alchemist composer, John Zorn.
May 4, 2019
David Murray / Kahil El’Zabar Duo
Nearly a year to the date from their last sold-out Philadelphia appearance, David Murray and Kahil El’Zabar return to deliver a mesmerizing set of what has been described as “freedom music in its noblest sense, meant to heal and release one from the propaganda of fear currently poisoning our culture.”
Marshall Allen in a colorful robed costume leading a performance of the Sun Ra Arkestra
April 22, 2019
Sun Ra Arkestra / Sounds of Liberation
The Sun Ra Arkestra has been hailed as one of the greatest big bands of all time, and their maestro Marshall Allen will be celebrating his 95th "arrival day" this year! In celebration, Ars Nova Workshop is presenting the Arkestra with another legendary Philadelphia collective, Sounds of Liberation. Drummer-composer Eli Keszler, best known for his work with Laurel Halo and Oneohtrix Point Never, opens.