SoundLAB
 
Whalen Headshot.jpg

SoundLAB

OCTOBER 15-18, 2018
Barnes/Stokowski Festival

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS

INTO DARKNESS

10/16 @ 7:30pm American Philosophical Society

AT FIRST LIGHT

10/18 @ 7:30pm Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

 
You won’t grow by doing the expected, the conventional...
— Dr. Albert Barnes to Maestro Stokowski

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER

 

LATEST NEWS

Philadelphia Orchestra Press Release

September 19, 2018 - Read it here.

Upcoming Concerts - free and open

Tuesday 10/16: “Into Darkness” with the JACK Quartet

American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut St, PA 19106
7:30 – 9:30pm

Thursday 10/18: “At First Light” - SoundLAB Debut

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
7:30 – 9:30pm

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS

INTO DARKNESS on October 16

AT FIRST LIGHT on October 18


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/.



SPONSORS and PARTNERS

The participation of SoundLAB in the Barnes/Stokowski Festival has been made possible through the New Music Fund, a program of FACE Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the Florence Gould Foundation, Fondation CHANEL, the French Ministry of Culture, the Institut Français-Paris, and SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs, et Editeurs de Musique).

Additional support is generously provided by the University of Pennsylvania Music Department’s Contemporary Music Series and the American Composers Forum Philadelphia Chapter.

We would like to give special thanks to Flute Pro Shop, Night Vision Rentals and Christopher Andrew Studios, the American Philosophical Society, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, and the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music.