2018-19 Concert Season

Friday November 9th 2018:

7 PM, at Westerbeck Recital Hall, Pasadena City College

1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

New Vocal Music Pasadena will include Whitman’s “A Peal of Bells” from Rossetti Songs.

Saturday November 17th 2018:

7 PM, at the Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Admission by donation. Use this link to reserve a seat:  Alone Together Eventbrite

Connecting Through American Chamber Music with cellist Eve Miller. Program includes the world premiere of Whitman’s Three Pieces for unaccompanied cello as well as works by Philip Glass, Alan Hovhaness, Florence Price, Mark Rimple, William Grant Still, and Samuel Barber,

Sunday December 2nd 2018:

3:00 PM: Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College.

Winter 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

Sunday December 9th 2018:

4:00 PM: From Bali to Bala Exhibition, 8532 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia PA 19118

Balinese Gamelan informal performance and lecture/demonstration with Whitman and members of Gamelan Semara Santi.

Admission: free; families with children especially welcome

March 22-24th and March 29-31st, 2019:

Sukey in the Dark, a chamber opera in one act by Nathalie Anderson and Thomas Whitman, by One Ounce Opera. Other operas on the program are The Whole Truth: A Chamber Opera in Seven Scenes by Robert Paterson and Mark Campbell; The Cookies Call, A Tragic Tragedy by Peter Michael von der Nahmer and Emily Roller; and The Boy Who Wanted to be a Robot by Pedro F. Finisterra and Edward Einhorn. 

Museum of Human Achievement, Austin Texas. Click here for ticket information.

Sunday April 7th 2019:

3:00 PM: Settlement Music School

416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Network for New Music’s “Mavericks of Minimalism” concert will include a new work by Evan Ziporyn for string quartet and members of Gamelan Semara Santi, directed by Whitman.  The program will also include works by Gerald Levinson, John Adams, Terry Riley, and Hannah Lash.

Tuesday April 9th 2019:

7:30 PM: Roberts Hall, Haverford College

Second performance of Network for New Music’s “Mavericks of Minimalism” concert.

Saturday April 13th 2019:

8:00 PM: Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College.

Spring Concert of the Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble, Andrew Hauze, director. Program includes Whitman’s new transcription of Clara Schumann’s Romance, op. 5 no. 3, for wind ensemble. 

Free and open to the public. This concert will be live-streamed via this link.

Sunday April 14th 2019:

3:00 PM: 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.

Monday May 6th 2019:

Monday May 6th 2019:

7:30 PM: Jenkintown MIddle/High School Choral Concert, 325 Highland Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Alyssa Davidson, Choral Director

Program will include the premiere of  The Night is Darkening Round Me, a choral setting of the Emily Bronté poem; also, an arrangement of Shine, a song composed by students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, created in collaboration with Alyssa Davidson.
Admission: free