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 a new work for winds and percussion to be played outdoors at local farmers markets in Philadelphia. Commissioned by Orchestra 2001 as part of its “Emerging Markets” series.

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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.


Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College

Spring Concert of Gamelan Semara Santi with the Indonesian Cultural Club of Delaware

Traditional and Modern Music and Dance from Bali, Indonesia. Co-directed by Lidya Darmawan, Ni Luh Kadek Kusuma Dewi, I Nyoman Suadin, and Thomas Whitman.

Admission: free; families with children especially welcome.

This concert will be live-streamed via this link.

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Gamelan Gita Santi, a community ensemble based in South Philadelphia, will perform with Modero Dance. Co-directed by Sinta Penyami and Thomas Whitman.  Sponsored by the Philadelphia Folklore Project.