2020-21 Concert Season

No public events are scheduled for fall 2020 on account of COVID-19 restrictions. The following events are tentatively planned for spring 2021, dates TBD.

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The Play on Philly orchestra will offer the premiere of an untitled work by Whitman for youth orchestra. (The work will be given a title by students in the ensemble as part of their rehearsal process.)

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Premiere of  Immigrant Portraits for string orchestra by Whitman, to be given by North/South Consonance in honor of its 40th anniversary. Free and open to the public. Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th Street, New York City

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Premiere of Our Philadelphia for six instruments,  commissioned by Orchestra 2001 as part of its “Emerging Markets” series.  To be performed a various outdoor venues in Philadelphia. 

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Premiere of  Let Us Build a Tower to the Sky for soprano and piano will be given by soprano Lizzy Stant at a recital in Boston, MA.

Premiere of a new work for violin solo will be given by violinist Catherine Kei Fukuda at a recital in Japan.

Let There Be Light, a new work for chorus and bells, will be sung by the Swarthmore College on a virtual program.


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Gamelan Gita Santi, a community ensemble based in South Philadelphia, plans a spring 2021 performance, outdoors, in collaboration with Modero Dance. Co-directed by Sinta Penyami and Thomas Whitman.  Sponsored by the Philadelphia Folklore Project.