Ars Nova Workshop

A Look Into The Free Jazz Movement
9:30 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Still "The New Thing" - Exploring and Celebrating Free Jazz

Saxophonist Ornette Coleman

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. 

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Creatively Speaking
9:33 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Jazz and Experimental Music in Philadelphia: Ars Nova Workshop At Work

Jazz pianist Uri Caine

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: Monday, June 24th at 8 pm, jazz pianist Uri Caine performs the second Masada book - "The Book Of Angels" -  by composer John Zorn in a 19th-century storefront synagogue in South Philadelphia - Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel.

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Ars Nova Workshop Founder Mark Christman talks with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Creatively Speaking
6:55 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Ars Nova Workshop: Keeping Jazz and Experimental Music Alive in Philadelphia

Billy Hart Quartet, featuring Mark Turner: tenor saxophone; Ethan Iverson: piano; Ben Street: bass; Billy Hart: drums

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. 

Coming up on Wednesday, March 20th at 8 pm...Ars Nova Workshop presents The Billy Hart Quartet at the Philadelphia Art Alliance on Rittenhouse Square in Center City, Philadelphia.

Ars Nova Workshop founder Mark Christman talks with Susan Lewis about his goal to bring more jazz and experimental music from around the world to a host of Philadelphia venues.