Coming to Philadelphia


Audrey Chen Duo
Daniel de Jesús
Bowerbird is excited to present a rare Philadelphia appearance by experimental vocal duo Audrey Chen and her British singing partner. Opening the evening will by cellist-singer Daniel de Jesús. With primary focus on the interplay between the uttered sounds of the mouth and vocal chords, Audrey Chen and her long time collaborator (pictured above) plumb the depths of their most inherent and bodily instruments. Set to levitate toward the stratosphere, cello-wielding frontman Daniel de Jesus captivates with his powerful, soaring vocals and steals the hearts of all mortals in his presence.
Friday January 19th 8pm
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St

Daedelus Quartet
performs Henri Dutilleux‘s “Ainsi la nuit”
Bowerbird is pleased to present the Daedalus Quartet, Penn’s quartet-in-residence for an evening that features “Ainsi la nuit” (Thus the Night) composed by the French composer Henri Dutilleux between 1973 and 1976. “Ainsi la nuit” is considered one of the most important works in the genre and has been called “one of the treasures of the 20th century quartet repertoire”. Also on the program will be new works by Philadelphia composers Kevin Laskey, Nathan Courtright, Joshua Hey, and Jacob Walls.
Tuesday, January 23rd 8pm
Venue: University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street
$12 Admission, Free with PennID

Headed to New York City!
Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental
We are thrilled to announce that we are working with The Kitchen to bring an expanded edition of our Eastman retrospective to New York City from January 19 to February 20, 2018. This project brings more than four years of research by curators Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt to The Kitchen, an early supporter of Eastman’s work, with contributions from Katy Dammers, Tim Griffin, Matthew Lyons, and Christopher McIntyre.