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Welcome to SoundLAB! We’re excited to work with you and host you in Philadelphia. Below please find more information about the ensemble, Barnes-Stokowski Festival, and your travels during the week of October 14-19.

 Check in’s begin October 14 at Sheraton University City - Philadelphia, PA

Check in’s begin October 14 at Sheraton University City - Philadelphia, PA

Accommodations / Getting Around

Sheraton University City, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19104
215-387-8000

Check in: 3pm, October 14-15
Check out: 12pm, October 19

Additional Hotel Info available here

Shared rooms have been reserved under each of your names. With any questions or concerns, please contact Katherine directly at kskovira@gmail.com.

Visit this University City page for more information about the area, restaurants, and getting around town.

Reminder: everyone is responsible for their own incidentals at the Sheraton.

 Master Schedule to be updated daily - please see below.

Master Schedule to be updated daily - please see below.

SoundLAB Master Schedule

The webspace below holds the most up-to-date master schedule and information. Below the schedule is a full list of addresses/locations and personnel.

Please check this day by day during the festival for your up-to-date calls.

Sketch of the week:

  • October 14-15: Arrivals, Rehearsals begin

  • October 15: JACK Quartet Lecture; ACF Workshop

  • October 16: Chamber Concert

  • October 17: Tutti Rehearsal; UPenn Workshop

  • October 18: Final Concert

  • October 19: Departures

 Email your # to  info@soundlabensemble.com  to stay in touch at SoundLAB.

Email your # to info@soundlabensemble.com to stay in touch at SoundLAB.

Festival Communication

Informal / last minute communications will come through a private group What’s App.

Please email your cell phone number to info@soundlabensemble.com to be connected to our Whats App group. You’ll receive an invitation to the group chat at the start of the festival.

SoundLAB Contact

info@soundlabensemble.com

Google Drive - Music Scores

Access SoundLAB’s music: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RsbnVb8zwuG9rbNIIR96fXyLxOEkT7In


SoundLAB Master Schedule (Full)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2018

Events 
1.     Arrivals
2.     SoundLAB Rehearsals

Arrivals

1pm: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr
5pm: Resmini, Umble

10/14 Schedule

1:00 – 1:30pm Welcome/Check-in
Location: Main Music Rehearsal Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Welcome by volunteers, welcome packet distribution, directions provided to rehearsal locations.
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr

1:30-3:30pm
Location: Main Music Rehearsal Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Rehearsal of Di Castri: Contours of Absence
Personnel:  Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr

3:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Main Music Rehearsal Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: JACK Quartet Rehearsal
Personnel:  Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell

3:30 – 5:30pm (or anytime that evening)
Location: Sheraton University City
Action: Hotel Check-In
NB: Free time to check into hotel or eat.  

5:00 – 5:30pm
Location: Main Music Rehearsal Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Welcome by volunteers, welcome packet distribution, directions provided to rehearsal locations.
Personnel: Resmini, Umble

5:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Main Music Rehearsal Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Rehearsal of Reverdy: Dix musiques-minutes
Personnel: Latta, Wareham, Herr

5:30 – 8:30pm
Location: England Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Rehearsal of Mochizuki: All that is including me
Personnel: Resmini, Umble, Kifferstein

5:45 – 9:45pm
Location: Rooms 403, 405, 409, 413, University of Pennsylvania
Action: SoundLAB Private Practice Space Available (by signup on Google Doc)
Personnel: Resmini, Umble, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2018

Events 

1.     Arrivals
2.     SoundLAB/JACK Rehearsals
3.     American Composers Forum (ACF) Workshop with JACK Quartet

Arrivals

1:45pm: Nogal, Roidl-Ward, Hadeka, Flowers, Olencki, Frenkel, Lee, Guarino

10/15 Schedule

10:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Room G7, Irvine Auditorium
Action: Rehearsal of Di Castri: Contours of Absence
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr

1:45 – 2:15pm Welcome
Location: Main Music Rehearsal Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Welcome by volunteers, welcome packet distribution, directions provided to rehearsal locations.
Personnel: Penn Grad Students, Nogal, Roidl-Ward, Hadeka, Flowers, Olencki, Frenkel, Lee, Guarino

2:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Main Music Rehearsal Room/England Room at 4:40 Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: TUTTI SoundLAB Rehearsal of Benjamin: At First Light, Knussen: Coursing, Mochizuki: All that is including me, Reverdy – Dix musiques-minutes
Personnel: Resmini, Nogal, Umble, Roidl-Ward, Hadeka, Flowers, Olencki, Frenkel, Lee, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr, Guarino, Whalen

2:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Room 108, Free Library of Philadelphia
Action: American Composers Forum (ACF) Workshop with JACK Quartet
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Skovira

5:45 – 9:45pm
Location: Lerner Center Practice Rooms, University of Pennsylvania
Action: SoundLAB Private Practice Space Available (by signup on Google Doc)

7:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Montgomery Auditorium, Free Library of Philadelphia 
Action: JACK Quartet Lecture on Extended Techniques 
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Skovira

7:00 – 8:30pm (Robert)
Location: Main Music Rehearsal Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Sectional with Winds, Piano, Percussion, and Bass
Personnel: Resmini, Nogal, Umble, Roidl-Ward, Hadeka, Flowers, Olencki, Frenkel, Lee, Guarino

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2018

Events
1.    Dress Rehearsal at American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall
2.    Full Ensemble Rehearsal (Abbreviated due to concert)
3.    Concert 

Arrivals
N/A

10/16 Schedule

10:00am – 1:00pm 
Location: Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society
Action: Dress rehearsal for evening concert 

Dress Rehearsal Schedule:
10:00 – 10:30am: Lacaze with Audio Tech
10:30 – 11:15am: Di Castri
11:20am – 1:00pm: Haas, in darkness, facilities staff present and on standby to correct issues with darkness.
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr, Resmini

* SoundLAB has Benjamin Franklin Hall all day, so performers may request additional time in space in the afternoon without A/V or facilities tech present.
* Whalen call: Benjamin Franklin Hall 10-11am, Cathedral 11:30am, Skovira call: Benjamin Franklin Hall 10am-1pm, Cathedral 2pm):

12:15 – 3:15pm
Location: - Main Music Rehearsal Room, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Tutti SoundLAB Rehearsal
Personnel: Resmini, Nogal, Umble, Roidl-Ward, Hadeka, Flowers, Olencki, Frenkel, Lee, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr, Guarino, Skovira, Whalen

5:45pm
Location: Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society (Green Room behind stage)
Action: Call Time for Concert
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr, Resmini, Skovira, Whalen

6:00pm
Location: Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society
Action: Sound Check

Sound Check Schedule:
6:00 – 6:05pm: Lacaze with Audio Tech
6:10 – 6:25pm: Di Castri
6:30 – 6:55pm: Haas 
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr, Resmini

7:00pm
Location: Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society (Green Room behind stage)
Action: House Opens
Personnel: Annie Wescott (APS staff)

7:30pm
Location: Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society
Action: Concert start 

SoundLAB “Total Darkness” 10/16 Concert Schedule:
7:30 – 7:35pm: Late Seating
7:35 – 7:40pm: Opening Remarks
7:40 – 7:45pm: Lacaze: Archèlogos II for bass flute and audio track [Resmini]
7:45 – 8:05pm: Di Castri: Contours of Absencefor string octet [Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr]
8:05 – 8:10pm: JACK Discusses darkness with the audience, while crew clears extra chairs
8:10 – 8:13pm: Darkness Test
8:15 – 9:15pm: Haas: String Quartet no. 9, performed in total darkness [Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell]
9:15 – 9:45pm: Load out
9:45pm – Musicians depart, hall closes
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr, Resmini, Skovira, Whalen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2018

Events
1.    University of Pennsylvania Graduate Composers Reading
2.    Rehearsals
3.    Augusta Read Thomas Colloquium

Arrivals
1.    Augusta Read Thomas (Chicago)

Departures
1.    Chris Otto (1:00pm)
2.    Austin Wulliman (1:00pm)
3.    John Richards (1:00pm)
4.    Jay Campbell (1:00pm)

10/17 Schedule
9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Annenberg Center, Room 511
Action: University of Pennsylvania Graduate Composers Reading

Personnel - Call 8:45am: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell, Skovira, Whalen
Personnel - Call 9:45am: Umble, Roidl-Ward (enter after Cunningham piece finishes)
Personnel - Call 10:15am: Resmini, Flowers (enter after Laskey piece finishes)

UPenn Grad Composer Reading Schedule:
9:00 - 9:25am - Ania Vu - String Quartet, mvt. 2/3 (str. qt.), JACK - 8' min
9:25 - 9:28am - Comments
9:28 - 9:30am - Transition
9:30 - 9:55am - Flannery Cunningham - Scaffolding (str. qt.) - JACK - 4.5 min
9:55 - 9:58am - Comments
9:58 - 10:00am - Transition
10:00 - 10:25am - Kevin Laskey - Bind, You Dancing Phantoms - SoundLAB (Bcl, Bsn) - Umble, Roidl-Ward - 9.5' min
10:25 - 10:28am - Comments
10:28 - 10:30am - Transition
10:30 - 10:55am - Jacob Walls - Trio - (bfl, viola, tpt in c) - Resmini, Flowers, Richards - (timing tbd)
10:55 - 10:58am - Comments
10:58 - 11:00am - Transition
11:00 - 11:25am - Nathan Courtright - No. 305 (str. qt.) - JACK - 9 min
11:25 - 11:28am - Comments
11:28 - 11:30am - Transition
11:30 - 11:55am - Josh Hey - Duo (Vn/Vc) - JACK - (timing tbd)
11:55 - 11:58am - Comments for Josh
11:58 - 12:00pm - Closing comments

1:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Music Rehearsal Rooms, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: Rehearsal of Thomas (Plea), Reverdy, Mochizuki, Benjamin, Knussen (Reverdy in Main Music; Mochizuki in England)
Personnel: Tutti


Rehearsal Schedule:
1:30 – 2:00pm: Thomas - Plea (voice + string quartet)
2:00 – 2:40pm: Mochizuki/Reverdy

-15min break
2:55 – 3:40pm: Benjamin
3:40 – 4:30pm: Knussen
* Note there is a dinner in the Cathedral space, so no musician movement is allowed through space.

5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Lerner Center Room 210, University of Pennsylvania
Action: Augusta Read Thomas Colloquium 
Personnel: Augusta Read Thomas

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2018

Events
1.    Rehearsals
2.    Dress Rehearsal
3.    Concert
4.    Post-Concert After-Party @ White Dog Café, 3420 Sansom St., 19104

Arrivals
N/A 

10/18 Schedule

10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Location: Room G7 and G16, Irvine Auditorium,
Action: Rehearsal of Mochizuki and Reverdy
Personnel: Resmini, Umble, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr

9:00am - 10:30am
Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral 
Action: Magalhaes Rehearsal on Concert Piano
Personnel: Frenkel
Schedule:
9:00-10:30 Piano Preparation and Rehearsal

—11:00am – 2:15pm Cathedral space off limits

2:00 Artist Call to Green Room (Main Music Room Rehearsal Space)

2:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral 
Action: Dress Rehearsal (Call at 2pm)
Personnel: Resmini, Nogal, Umble, Roidl-Ward, Hadeka, Flowers, Olencki, Frenkel, Lee, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr, Guarino
Rehearsal Schedule:
2:30 - 3:30pm Run Through and Spot Checking (no more than 30 minutes each for Reverdy and Mochizuki)
Reverdy – Dix musiques-minutes
Mochizuki – All that is including me

3:45-4:45pm Run Through and Spot Check:
Knussen – Coursing
Benjamin – At First Light 

4:45 – 5:30pm with Gusty
Thomas: Prayer and Celebration
Thomas – Plea for Peace

7:30pm
Concert Start

  • Note: Piano preparation begins after the Knussen, during Mochizuki/Reverdy (30-min). Unpreparation of piano occurs during the 5-10 minute intro speech preceding Thomas’s Plea for Peace.

9:00pm
Concert End 

9:30pm
Post-Concert After-Party @ White Dog Café, 3420 Sansom St., 19104

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2018

Events
1.    Departures

Check out of Sheraton University City by 12pm.

Concert Dress

All Black: shirt, tie, pants, shoes, socks (or equivalent).

Directions

10/16 Parking Information:

Street parking is limited. Convenient parking is available at:

  • Bourse Garage, 400 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, at Ranstead and S 4th Street. Enter after 5PM, exit by 2AM = $10.00 (Tues). Please visit the website for details.

  • Autopark at Independence Mall, 41 N 6th, between Arch and Market St. Enter after 5PM, exit by 3AM = $10.00 (Tues). Please visit the website for details.

10/18 Parking Information:

Convenient parking is available at a variety of garage and street parking locations:

  • Penn Presbyterian Hospital: 51 N 39th Street, 19104. Convenient parking is available in this garage, located at 38th and Filbert streets, or on the open lot at 3910 Filbert Street.

  • UPenn Parking Garage: Walnut 38: 119 S 38th Street at 38th and Walnut. Please visit the website for details.

  • Ample street parking is available using the area’s kiosks. Map to the Cathedral at 23 S 38th St, 19104.

SoundLAB Locations (linked to Google Maps)

Sheraton University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall (This is around the corner from the Museum on South 5th Street, not the museum itself. View the map here)
427 Chestnut St, PA 19106

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Room 511
3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

University of Pennsylvania, Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

University of Pennsylvania, Lerner Center 
201 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Parking and transportation:

Local transit around UPenn: http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/transportation/

Uber / Lyft



List of Major Events By Day (Excluding Rehearsals)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2018

2:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Room 108, Free Library of Philadelphia
Action: American Composers Forum (ACF) Workshop with JACK Quartet
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell

7:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Montgomery Auditorium, Free Library of Philadelphia 
Action: JACK Quartet Lecture on Extended Techniques
Personnel: Otto, Wulliman, Richards, Campbell

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 2018

7:30pm
Location: Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society
Action: SoundLAB Chamber Concert– Title: “Total Darkness”


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 2018

9:00 – 12:00pm
Location: Room G7, Irvine Auditorium
Action: University of Pennsylvania Graduate Composers Reading 
Action: Tutti SoundLAB Rehearsal, ending with composer

Rehearsal Schedule:
4:30 – 4:40pm: Run Knussen
4:40 – 4:50pm: Knussen spots
4:55 – 5:20pm: Run Benjamin + notes
5:20 – 5:30pm: Play On, Philly Entrance and Set-up
5:30 – 6:30pm: Thomas: Prayer and Celebration
Personnel: Personnel: Resmini, Nogal, Umble, Roidl-Ward, Hadeka, Flowers, Olencki, Frenkel, Lee, Kifferstein, Latta, Wareham, Herr, Guarino

5:00 – 7:00pm:
Location: Lerner Center Room TBD, University of Pennsylvania
Action: Augusta Read Thomas Colloquium 
Personnel: Augusta Read Thomas


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2018
7:30pm:
Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Action: SoundLAB Concert – Title: “At First Light”


Reference List of SoundLAB Artists

Composer-in-Residence
Augusta Read Thomas

JACK Quartet
Violin 1 – Chris Otto
Violin 2 – Austin Wulliman
Viola – John Pickford Richards
Cello – Jay Campbell

SoundLAB
Flute – Emma Resmini
Oboe – Andrew Nogal
Clarinet – Eric Umble
Bassoon – Ben Roidl-Ward
Horn – Sheryl Hadeka
Trumpet – Gareth Flowers
Trombone – Weston Olencki
Piano – Edo Frenkel
Percussion – Won Suk Lee
Violin – Marina Kifferstein
Violin – Giancarlo Latta
Viola – Josh Wareham
Cello – Issei Herr
Bass – Emilio Guarino

Artistic Director, Soprano – Katherine Skovira
Music Director – Robert Whalen