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Begin Anywhere: Chapter 4

  • Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

a concert series about starting new things


This is a series about starting a new music ensemble. In Philadelphia. In 2015. But it is also a series for anyone that's ever tried to make something with other people. It's about starting a non-profit, or an ensemble, or a business, or choosing not too. It's about being unstoppable in the face of soul-crushing paperwork, or just finding your own path. It's about asking the question "How are we going to do this?", answering "I don't know", and giving it a shot anyway. It's also a chance to hear some great music and words of wisdom. 


George Crumb: Madrigals, Book III (1969)
Heather Gardner, soprano
Elizabeth Huston, harp
Adam Vidiksis, percussion

Mohammed Fairouz: Tahwidah (2008)
Alize Rozsnyai, soprano
Joel Weszka, clarinet

Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonata No. 6 (1988)
Michael Tan, piano

Giacinto Scelsi: Ko-Lho (1966)
Christopher Schelb, flute
Joel Weszka, clarinet

Adam Vidiksis, We Begin Everywhere (2015, premiere)
Daniel Brooks, guitar
Heather Gardner, viola
Nicholas McNamara, saxophone
Christopher Schelb, flute
Michael Tan, piano
Adam Vidiksis, electronics
Joel Weszka, clarinet

Daniel Pinkham, Trumpet Sonata (2005)
Kim Barroso, piano
Tessa Ellis, trumpet

Conversations with:

Diane Foglizzo (Girls Rock Philly)
Thomas Choinacky (SoLow Festival, Applied Mechanics)
Donald Nally (The Crossing) 

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Each event will weave approximately 60 minutes of music and 60 minutes of discussion in a casual setting with light refreshments and drinks. 

Earlier Event: May 15
Begin Anywhere: Chapter 3
Later Event: June 17
The Music of Moondog