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.
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.)
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
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.
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.
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.