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Barnes Ensemble Festival

Music / Performance
The JACK Quartet, part of the festival's artistic team.
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About the Barnes Ensemble

Inspired by Albert Barnes’s unconventional approach to arranging art, the Barnes Ensemblean innovative contemporary music collective—made its debut performance on Sunday, October 8, as part of a nine-day festival featuring rehearsals, educational engagements, and collaborations across Philadelphia.

The Barnes Ensemble is now accepting applications for its spring 2018 performances.

Call for Applications

Spring 2018: Leading percussionist and contemporary music advocate Steven Schick joins the Barnes artistic staff in 2018 for the ensemble's spring performances, to include works by Gérard Grisey, Pierre Boulez, Vivian Fung, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

Applications are now open for 2018 for all winds, brass, percussion, and strings.