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ILLUSTRIOUS AUSTRIAN ENSEMBLE STUDIO DAN COMBINES COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION IN U.S. PREMIERE OF INVENTIVE MOTHERS: A TRIBUTE TO FRANK ZAPPA DURING THE KIMMEL CENTER’S PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS JUNE 2 & 3, 2018

Posted on April 30, 2018

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Making their U.S. premiere at #PIFA2018 – celebrated Austrian Ensemble @StudioDan explores the bounds of musical genres in “Inventive Mothers: A Tribute to Frank Zappa” at the @KimmelCenter on 6/2 & 6/3. Get more info @Kimmelcenter.org/pifa

 

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ILLUSTRIOUS AUSTRIAN ENSEMBLE STUDIO DAN COMBINES COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION IN U.S. PREMIERE OF INVENTIVE MOTHERS: A TRIBUTE TO FRANK ZAPPA  DURING THE KIMMEL CENTER’S PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS JUNE 2 & 3, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2018) – Making their U.S. premiere at the 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), Austrian ensemble Studio Dan will perform Inventive Mothers: A Tribute to Frank Zappa at the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studios on Saturday, June 2, 2018 and Sunday, June 3, 2018. Far more than a tribute to Zappa’s work, this ensemble brilliantly combines composition and improvisation, exploring beyond the bounds of traditional genres from classical to rock and from jazz to doo-wop. The performance is as illustrious as it is unique, with arrangements of classic tunes performed with an impressive display of unconventional instruments – even a bicycle!

 

“Studio Dan’s contemporary interpretation of classic songs is precisely the creative programming we seek to showcase during PIFA 2018,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Audiences will love this celebrated ensemble, making their U.S. premiere at this year’s festival.” 

 

 

 

Studio Dan is the only Austrian large ensemble belonging neither to the jazz big band mainstream, nor to the strictly interpretive contemporary chamber music culture. Founded by Daniel Riegler in 2005 for the JazzWerkstatt Wien’s first festival, the group started as a big band but has since morphed into a flexible new ensemble, performing in various arrangements based on the current project. Studio Dan’s music operates on the borders of many diverse subgenres of contemporary music, including but not limited to, new music, jazz, rock, and improvisation.  Inventive Mothers: A Tribute to Frank Zappa showcases iconic Zappa pieces, uniquely arranged by Riegler for this performance.

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: La NOCHE (May 7, 2018, Commonwealth Plaza), Cristal Palace (June 1-10, 2018, Banks of Schuylkill River), Doggie Hamlet (June 3-4, 2018, Fairmount Park at Belmont Plateau), and Tape Riot (June 5-8, 2018, city locations revealed to ticket buyers), and ¡La NOCHE CUBANA! (June 6, 2018 Commonwealth Plaza)

 

INVENTIVE MOTHERS: A Tribute to Frank Zappa

Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio

June 2, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

June 3, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $35.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org/pifa, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org/pifa for more information.

 

This is a designated BYO performance. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two guests. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night guests are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.

 

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