From Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop:
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Philadelphia debut of the Lucian Ban/Mat Maneri Duo. “Transylvanian Concert” marks an ECM debut for Romanian-born pianist-composer Lucian Ban and a welcome return for US violist Mat Maneri, in his ninth appearance for the label. The album documents a performance in the Culture Palace of Targu Mures, in the heart of Transylvania.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 8:00pm
Tootie Heath-Ethan Iverson-Ben Street Trio
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th Street
Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to present Philadelphia legend Albert “Tootie” Heath along with Ethan Iverson and Ben Street in what is sure to be a very memorable evening.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 8:00pm
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
40th Anniversary Celebration
4014 Walnut Street
Ars Nova Workshop welcomes the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble to Philadelphia for its 40th anniversary celebration tour and CD release party. Their new album is called Black is Back.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 – 8:00pm
Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative
1201 N. Frankford Avenue
Ars Nova Workshop and Johnny Brenda’s is pleased to present a rare performance by Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative, the exciting collaboration between Van Peebles and members of Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.