NEWS: IN 2019, ROBERT JOINS OPERA PHILADELPHIA
TO ASSIST IN THE 2019-2020 SEASON.
“The diabolical enthusiasm [of] Katherine Skovira and Robert Whalen left me nearly begging for mercy...
the artistic equivalent of NASA's New Horizons.”
— The Philadelphia Inquirer: "The future of Philadelphia music"
“Music director and conductor Robert Whalen led the University of Chicago’s chamber orchestra in a wonderful reading of the score. His leadership showed just what this ensemble is capable of doing. It was the best performance from the pit that I have ever heard from this group. I hope he has a long and productive future...”
— Hyde Park Herald
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Robert joins the artistic team of Opera Philadelphia to assist in Madame Butterfly, Semele, Love for Three Oranges, and Verdi’s Requiem.
Learn about the 2019-2020 - read more here.
Philadelphia Orchestra Press Release
September 19, 2018 - Read it here.
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SoundLAB, a contemporary music ensemble led by Music Director Robert Whalen and Artistic Director Katherine Skovira, performs curated programs that advocate for the work of living composers and the voices of contemporary musicians. SoundLAB debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Barnes-Stokowski Festival this October 15-18, 2018, with four days of events and concerts. These curated programs will extend the musical influences of Barnes and Stokowski into the present day with notable U.S. and Philadelphia premieres of works by living composers. SoundLAB’s two concerts (October 16 and 18) feature the JACK Quartet as guest artists and Augusta Read Thomas as Composer-in-Residence alongside contemporary musicians from around the world.
Just as Barnes and Stokowski supported the growth of innovative art in Philadelphia, SoundLAB’s two chamber concerts of contemporary repertoire will serve as a laboratory for new music in Philadelphia, on October 16 at the American Philosophical Society and on October 18 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.
For more information, visit www.soundlabensemble.com and read the official press release at https://www.philorch.org/press-room/news/.