Composer Portrait | Fieldwork
On March 11-13, Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Composer Portrait: Fieldwork. These three nights of live music will provide an intimate glimpse at the collective and individual work of three widely celebrated and critically acclaimed composer-performers: pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Steve Lehman, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. “A jazz power trio for the new century” (NPR Fresh Air), Fieldwork exemplify the new generation of forward-thinking jazz artists who are pushing the boundaries of creative music in unparalleled directions.
The opening night will feature the work of Sorey, who will lead an all-star ensemble in a performance of his work, “For Kathy Change.” The following night will include a trio performance by Fieldwork's Iyer, Sorey and Lehman. In the third and final showcase, following a 6pm public discussion with the trio led by New York Times music journalist Nate Chinen, Lehman and Iyer will present pieces written for string quartet. For this very special evening, Lehman’s Nos Revi Nella and Iyer's Mutations I-X will be performed with the world renowned JACK Quartet.
To learn more about Sorey, Lehman and Iyer, please see the event pages on our website, where you can also choose between two ticket options: $12 for single events, and $30 for a 3-Concert Pass. Below is a summary of the events, all of which will take place at Old City's Christ Church Neighborhood House Theatre (20 North American Street).
Composer Portrait: Fieldwork
- March 11, 2011, 8pm | Tyshawn Sorey’s For Kathy Change
- March 12, 2011, 8pm | Fieldwork
- March 13, 2011, 6pm | Free Public Discussion with Fieldwork + The New York Times’ Nate Chinen
- March 13, 2011, 8pm | An evening of chamber works by Vijay Iyer and Steve Lehman performed by JACK Quartet
Composer Portrait: Fieldwork has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project with support from Chamber Music America’s Presenting Jazz Program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.