Ars Nova Workshop Executive Artistic Director Mark Christman speaks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about the mission of his organization.
Ars Nova means “New Art." And for over a dozen years,Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia has been presenting musicians performing jazz and experimental music in interesting venues. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, promoting new music is in keeping with Philadelphia’s rich musical history.
Coming up:Friday, October 17th at 8 pm, Ars Nova Workshop and FringeArts present: singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, and bassist Shahzad Ismaily in celebration of Lily-O, the new album of re-imagined folk songs on Nonesuch Records. Tickets and information here.
Listen to more of Susan Lewis' interview with Ars Nova Workshop founder Mark Christman.
WRTI's J. Michael Harrison recently moderated a very special panel that explored music known as "The New Thing" - from the free jazz movement of the 1950s and 1960s, led by innovators such as Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Sun Ra.
Ars Nova means “New Art,” and for over a dozen years, Ars Nova Workshop has been presenting musicians performing jazz and experimental music in Philadelphia. Susan Lewis reports on how promoting new music is in keeping with the City's rich musical history.