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Support Bowerbird and our Eastman retrospective

Philadelphia, PA
Please support Bowerbird's Eastman retrospective and our ongoing concert series.  Bowerbird is a 501c3 organizaiton and all donations 100% tax deductible.
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Past Events

Julius Eastman 03: Crazy, Evil, Gay

Julius Eastman 03: Crazy, Evil, Gay

Philadelphia, PA
PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON DAY OF THE CONCERT. Eastman perfected his multifarious minimalism in three works of the late seventies: Crazy Nigger, Evil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla. Each work is scored for multiple instruments of the same kind.  This concert features two of the ...
Friday, May 19 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Julius Eastman 02: Macle, Thruway, Buddha plus Moor Mother

Julius Eastman 02: Macle, Thruway, Buddha plus Moor Mother

Philadelphia, PA
PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON DAY OF THE CONCERT. An important landmark in the recovery of Eastman's music, this concert features the modern premieres of two of Eastman's earliest works- Macle (for 4 voices) and Thruway (for soprano, flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, l...
Friday, May 12 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Julius Eastman 01: Stay On It + Feminine

Julius Eastman 01: Stay On It + Feminine

Philadelphia, PA
PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON DAY OF THE CONCERT. The first concert features two of the works most widely performed during Eastman's life time - Stay on It and Femenine - both early examples of his minimalist-based works to show pop music influence.  Opening the evening will b...
Friday, May 5 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" performed by Juliet Fraser

Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" performed by Juliet Fraser

Philadelphia, PA
Three Voices, written in 1982 for Joan La Barbara, was the last solo vocal piece he wrote before his death in 1987 (For Stefan Wolpe, dedicated to his composition teacher and written for chorus and two vibraphones, post-dates it). It sets part of Wind, a poem by his friend Frank O'Hara that had b...
Friday, April 21 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Commonwealth Dinner Theater 01

Commonwealth Dinner Theater 01

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to launch a new series - Commonwealth Dinner Theater - a night of genre bending performances combined with a delicious meal. Perfect for the curious of mind and palate.The night includes a vegetarian friendly meal served family style and three wonderful acts: Philly favorite ...
Sunday, April 9 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

BEGIN ANYWHERE 06

BEGIN ANYWHERE 06

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTBowerbird is pleased to present the next installment of the BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble.THE PROGRAMKarlheinz Stockhausen: TierkreisMelissa Dunphy: Handshake: a scherzoP...
Sunday, April 2 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a rare performance by performer-composer Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953). Dreyblatt studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and has been based in Berlin, Germany since 1984. Among the second generation of New York minimal com...
Tuesday, March 21 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

COMMUNITY FUTURISM: An Evening Curated By MOOR MOTHER

COMMUNITY FUTURISM: An Evening Curated By MOOR MOTHER

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTThe evening features two sets by Moor Mother, working under the theme of Community Futurism, in collaboration with Black Quantum Futurism and the Community Futures Lab. The first set includes improv collaboration of live instrumentation with drums, saxophone, bass, synth, and text....
Friday, March 17 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

GLENN JONES and LAURA BAIRD

GLENN JONES and LAURA BAIRD

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present Glenn Jones & Laura Baird at University Lutheran.Glenn Jones is a master of American Primitive Guitar, a style invented in the late 1950s John Fahey, whose traditional fingerpicking techniques and wide-ranging influences were used to create modern original composit...
Tuesday, March 14 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Arcana meets Variant 6

Arcana meets Variant 6

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird's Arcana New Music Ensemble joins forces with Variant 6, a vocal sextet specializing in contemporary music, for a program of Steven Reich, Morton Feldman, Salvatore Sciarrino, and more. THE PROGRAMMorton Feldman: Voices and Instruments II for three voices, flute, two cellos, and double ...
Friday, March 10 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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