2020-21 Concert Season

Performances scheduled for Saturday 5/15 at the Cherry Street Pier, 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106: premiere of  Our Philadelphia for six instruments,  commissioned by Orchestra 2001 as part of its “Emerging Markets” series.   There will be two socially-distanced, open-air performances at 1:30 and again at 2:30, as part of the Sisterly Love Food Fair in the middle of the pier. Admission: free. 

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“Tak Kenal Maka Tak Sayang” (“To know is to love”), a socially-distanced outdoor concert featuring Indonesian dance, gamelan music, and poetry, will take place Saturday May 22nd (rain date Sunday May 23rd), 5 pm at the Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.  Admission: free; donations are welcome. This is a collaborative program with Modero Dance; Bearded Ladies Cabaret; and Gamelan Gita Santi, a community-based Indonesian percussion directed by Whitman in South Philadelphia, sponsored by the Philadelphia Folklore Project.

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. Date TBD.

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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. Date and venue TBD.

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