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Barnes Foundation Debut Concert: "Fragments"

The Barnes Foundation launches its first concert series, the Solo Series, with its Debut Concert: "Fragments." Each Solo Series presents an unaccompanied instrumentalist or vocalist, allowing for intense focus on the artist.

This inaugural program features clarinetist Carol McGonnell, hailed as “extraordinary” by the New York Times, and noted contemporary music soprano Katherine Skovira. Moving between solo clarinet and singer and between spoken and sung text, the program meditates on silence, displacement, and alienation. With works by contemporary composers Georges Aperghis, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Bernard Rands, and poetry by E. E. Cummings, T. S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Audre Lorde, and David Lehman's Mythologies, read by the poet himself, this performance also includes the world premiere of Robert Whalen’s i carry your heart for solo voice and the US premiere of Ann Cleare’s eyam i (it takes an ocean not to) for solo clarinet.

Friday, January 27
8-9:30 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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