ABOUT THE EVENTArcana joins forces with the Prometheus Chamber Ensemble to perform two politically charged works of modern music. Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's 1975 composition Workers Union is notated as a single part that can be played by any kind of instruments, melodic or percussive. Nois...
Friday, February 24 2017 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Bowerbird is pleased to present the duo of Loren Connors and Chris Forsyth and a performance by Philadelphia's Taiwan Housing Project LOREN CONNORS has improvised and composed original guitar music for over four decades. His music - which embraces the aesthetics of blues, Irish airs, blues-based ...
Friday, February 17 2017 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
BOUT THE EVENTThe Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) created some of the most severe, brutalist classical music of the 20th century. Favoring stark textures and unusual combinations of instruments-- she never formally studied orchestration-- her music unfolds in ruthlessly throbbing ...
Sunday, February 12 2017 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Bowerbird is pleased to present the first event of the newly rebooted BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble. With appropriate irony for our current political climate, the concert will feature a...
Sunday, January 29 2017 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of David Scott Kessler's documentary The Pine Barrens with a live soundtrack performance by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra. Guiding the viewer through the New Jersey Pineland's winding, rust-colored rivers; its dark, sandy forests and slowly developi...
Friday, January 20 2017 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
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Saturday, December 31 2016 1:00 PM — 11:30 PM
Bowerbird is pleased to present Svitanya, a Philadelphia-area women's vocal ensemble that specializes in folk music of Eastern Europe. Founded in 2001 as "Svitanje", the ensemble started with six singers performing purely a cappella arrangements. The early members included two mother-daughter pai...
Friday, December 16 2016 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Bowerbird is pleased to present the Voutchkov / Thieke Duo (from Germany), along side Philadelphian's Jesse Kudler, and Rachel Ishikawa + 사 (Sa). German duo Biliana Voutchkov and Michael Thieke have been performing and composing together since 2011. "Subdued and enchanting", their music paints a ...
Wednesday, December 14 2016 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Join us for BowerBall - a fundraiser for Bowerbird.
Saturday, December 10 2016 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Due to unforseen circumstances, the previously scheduled performance of Chris Forsyth, Loren Connors, and Taiwan Housing Project will be postponed and this screening event will take place instead. Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of Shirley Clarke's 1985 film "Ornette: Made in America...
Friday, November 18 2016 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM