Ars Nova Workshop to present jazz / contemporary music events at The Woodlands this summer


Ars Nova Workshop to present jazz / contemporary music events at The Woodlands this summer

June 8, 2021

Matana Roberts (Photo by M. Tarantelli)

Ars Nova Workshop, the presenter of jazz and contemporary music from Philadelphia, is teaming up with The Woodlands Cemetery to host many events on their grounds over the coming months as part of a joint project called “New Grass.”

This week, Atelier Ars Nova and The Woodlands will host Grammy Award-winning choir The Crossing for the world premiere of a new work honoring the life and memory of Breonna Taylor by composer, sound artist and jazz saxophonist Matana Roberts . The performance is called “we have time”. and engage the public to walk (safely and socially) through the woods.

Performances will take place at the 40th and in Woodland from Friday June 11 to Sunday June 13. Tickets are available through the Annenberg Center, with discounts available to residents of West Philly. All that is needed for the remittance is a qualifying postcode. Tickets can be purchased here.

For more upcoming events at The Woodlands, please visit their website.


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